President, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Dr. Muhammad Al-Saggaf is the 6’th President of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, and the first since the University became independent. He started his career at KFUPM, then spent 30 years in Saudi Aramco, culminating in his position as Senior Vice President of Operations & Business Services, before re-joining the University in January 2020. He holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from KFUPM, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from KFUPM, and a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development. Dr. Al-Saggaf received several international awards, including the J. Clarence Karcher Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Lester C. Uren Technical Excellence Award, the Distinguished Member Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and the Eisenhower Fellowship. Dr. Al-Saggaf has authored several refereed technical papers and founded a new technical journal. His priorities at KFUPM are to revamp the academic and research programs in line with national and global trends to lead technology development and prepare the talent required for the future local and global economies.