Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammad bin Salman, chairman of charity foundation MISK, has appointed Dr. Azzam al-Dakhil as CEO of the charity.
Dakhil was previously a board member at MISK, the Mohammad bin Salman Charity Foundation, which was founded by the prince in 2011 to support youth and their career aspirations in the kingdom.
Through his new role, al-Dakhil will oversee and assist MISK in continuing to achieve its objective of enhancing the intellectual capital in Saudi Arabia by targeting and working with the youth.
MISK’s mission is to enable Saudi youth and help them learn and develop in the areas of business, culture, literature as well as social and technical fields. The foundation’s role is based on the idea of the importance of the youth, who form the majority of the Saudi population in building a creative, knowledgeable society.
Prince Mohammad, the son of Crown Prince Salman, was appointed Minister of State and member of the Council of Ministers back in April. The prince is also head of the Crown Prince Court, where he watches over the highest-level of political decision-making in the kingdom.
Dr. Al-Dakhil holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the UK, with a specialization in project management, as well as a Master’s degree from California state university and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from King Saud University in Riyadh.
His most recent position was as Managing Director of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in executive management in the private sector and is a board member of several government organizations and non-profit organizations.
Al-Dakhil is also an honorary visiting fellow at London’s City University and he has recently published a book in Arabic called ‘Taalemohom’ which seeks to compare best practices in education experiences globally.