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Dr. Nabeel Koshak

Dean

Nabeel Koshak is the Dean of Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business and Entrepreneurship at King Abdullah Economic City. Nabeel is the former Vice President for Business and Innovation of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU). He is the Co-Founder and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wadi Makkah Company (Seed Fund, Startup Accelerator, and Venture Capital). He is a Member of the Board of Directors of King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba). Koshak is a Member of the Executive Committee of King Faisal International Prize. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Oqal (Angel Investors Network) Jeddah branch. Nabeel is a volunteer mentor at Flat6Labs Jeddah Startup Accelerator and Endeavor Saudi Arabia.

Koshak is the former Director of King Abdulaziz City for Since and Technology (KACST) GIS Technology Innovation Center at UQU. He is the former Co-Founder and General Supervisor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute at UQU. Nabeel is the former Chairman of Board of Directors of Transportation and Crowd Management Innovation Center.

As a faculty member, Nabeel was an Associate Professor conducting research at the Hajj and Umrah Research Institute, while teaching courses at the College of Engineering and Architecture at UQU for 15 years.

As an entrepreneur, Koshak was the Founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Chairman of the Board of Directors of three leading tech startups that provide innovative solutions, professional services, consulting, and professional training.

Koshak received an Executive Education from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP) in 2017, a PhD in Computational Design from the School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University in 2002, a Master of Architecture (Computing in Design and Planning) from the University of Colorado in 1997, and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from UQU in 1993.