Ahmad Al-Yamani

Ahmad Al-Yamani

CEO
Takamol

Biography

Ahmad Al-Yamani is the CEO at TakaMoL. He worked as COO at TAQNIA, a public investments fund company in charge of developing technology alliances with international players, investing in technology companies, and commercializing science and technology research. He worked as the Vice Secretary General for Sustainable Development and Authority Affairs (and formerly for Operations) at the Economic Cities Authority. He also served as the Chief Technology Officer of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) responsible for supervising the ICT infrastructure, infostructure and services in the Economic Cities, supervising Saudi Arabia’s investment competitiveness in ICT, promoting foreign direct investment in ICT, influencing the Saudi regulations to attract and facilitate investments, and supervising SAGIA’s IT operations. Dr. Yamani worked as a faculty member at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals where he served as the IT champion of the national strategy for higher education. He also worked as a consulting faculty member at Stanford and Santa Clara Universities and as the assistant director of Stanford Center for Reliable Computing, where he led the design, test, and analysis for one of the largest academic projects in IC reliability in the world. He also worked at the advanced development labs of LSI, where he led a major IC test cost saving operation based on technologies that he patented achieving millions of dollars of annual savings. Dr. Yamani has over 40 publications and 4 patents that he co-authored with 25 different people from 17 different countries and 5 different continents. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He also holds an MS degree and a BS degree in Computer Engineering from KFUPM.