Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Al- Mahruki
CEO of Industrial Innovation Center (IIC)
Dr. Abdullah earned his double major BSc with Honors in the soil and crop sciences from the University of North Wales, United Kingdom in 1997 and Completed his PhD in 2004 from the University of Reading, United Kingdom in the field of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences Titled: “Reedbeds for Treating Oil Produced Waters”. He embarked on innovation at The Research Council (TRC) as Consultant & Director of Innovation from 2010 to 2015 (April). From June 2015, he joined Industrial Innovation Centre (IIC) as Executive Director and became the CEO since Sep 20I7.
Dr. Abdullah has developed extensive experience in the fields of; strategic planning for developing knowledge and innovation driven economy, entrepreneurship, acceleration of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Technopreneurship, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.