Nabeel Koshak

Nabeel Koshak

Vice Chairman
Board of Directors of Wadi Makkah


Nabeel Koshak is the the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wadi Makkah Company and the Vice President for Business & Innovation of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Nabeel is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wadi Makkah Venture Capital and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Wadi Makkah Startup Accelerator. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Oqal (Angel Investors Network) Jeddah branch. Koshak is the Director of KACST GIS Technology Innovation Center at UQU. Nabeel is the General Supervisor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute at UQU. He is the Chairman of Board of Directors of Transportation and Crowd Management Center of Research Excellence.

Dr. Koshak is the former Director of Center of Research Excellence in Hajj & Umrah. He is an Associate Professor and the Founder and former Director of the Design and Planning Support Systems Research Unit, Department of Urban and Engineering Research, Hajj Research Center at UQU in Saudi Arabia. Koshak teaches courses at the College of Engineering and Architecture, UQU. He joined Umm Al-Qura’s faculty in May of 2002.

Dr. Koshak received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Umm Al-Qura University in 1993, a Master of Architecture (Computing in Design and Planning) from the University of Colorado in 1997, and a PhD in Computational Design from the School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University in 2002.