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The largest province by area within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), with the city of Dammam as its capital. The Eastern Province is home to most of Saudi Arabia’s oil production and the City of Jubail, a global hub for chemical industries. In addition, its coastal location and proximity to the other Gulf states make it a popular tourist attraction.

MIT REAP Team Eastern Province of KSA will focus on becoming a key driver of KSA’s economic development by enabling innovation-driven entrepreneurs in line with Saudi Vision 2030 and beyond. Stakeholders represented on the team include the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monsha’at), KFUPM University, and representing the corporations is Aramco.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

HRH Prince Ahmad bin Fahd bin Salman Al Saud
Champion
Deputy governor, Emirate of Eastern Province
Sami AlHussaini
Champion
Vice Governor, Planning & Development, Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority
Fahad Almutlaq
CEO, Sharqia Development Authority
Yasser Alkadi
CEO, Kadi Group Holding
Sulaiman Alturaif
Business Development General Manager, Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority "Monshaat"
Sarah Namshan
Regional Development team leader, Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority
Wail A. Mousa
Dean, Entrepreneurship Institute at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals - KFUPM
Asma Aljoaib
Board member at Khalifa Salem Aljoaib group, Owner of Acuppa tea
Abdullah Alarji
Managing Director, Mohammed Alarji Contracting Company

Core Regional Metrics

INNOVATION CAPACITY

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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