Prof. Abdulaziz Mohammed Al-Swailem

Vice President Of King Abdulaziz City Of Sciences & Technology For Scientific Support

Member, Board of Directors, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre. (Gen. Org.)


Professor Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Swailem has obtained PhD from Sheffield University, United Kingdom, in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. He currently holds the post of Vice President of King Abdulaziz City of Sciences and Technology for Scientific Support. He has previously served as Director for the Natural Resources and Environment Research Institute and Chairman of the Biotechnology Research Centre in KACST. He was appointed as Vice President of King Abdulaziz City of Sciences and Technology for Scientific Support in October 2010 and was also appointed as Research Professor in the same year.  


Prof. Al-Swailem worked on numerous research projects in the field of Genomics, Proteomics, Biosafety and genetic modification. He has a number of scientific reports and articles in Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering and Bioethics. 


Prof. Al-Swailem served as President and member of various local and international councils and boards. He served as Chairman of the International Governmental Bioethics Committee – UNESCO between 2009 and 2011 and Chairman of the National Committee of Bioethics, NCBE. He was selected as advisor for UNISCO and WIPO and Chairman of the supervisory committee for Traffic Safety Strategic Plan. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Member of the Preparatory Committee of the Supreme Council for Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Member of the Supreme Council of Al Marai Prize for Scientific Innovation and the Prize’s General Secretary and Member of the Board of Environment.