He was newly appointed as the Chairman in the year 2018.
Dr Khalid Al-Sultan is the newly appointed Chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Electricity Company, a role he has held in an appearing capacity since 2018. A long-time educational, he started his profession as an assistant professor at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 1990, growing through the university’s academic ranks before turning into rector 2003. Notably, he’s the first rector to have graduated from the institution to hold this role. He also has served as deputy minister for educational affairs. He served as dean of the College of Computer Sciences and Engineering from September 1996 till August 1998 and the Department of Systems Engineering from June 1993 till August 1996 at KFUPM.
He became a travelling professor at King Saud University between 1999 and 2000 and an undersecretary at the Ministry of Higher Education between 1999 and 2003. Al-Sultan was acting director of Hail University from 2005 to 2007 and a board of trustees at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology from 2009 to 2017. He has also served at the editorial boards of several global journals, has published 40 papers, co-authored one book and four book chapters, and attended numerous international conferences. Al-Sultan holds a doctorate in industrial and operations engineering (operations research) and a Master of Science in applied mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1990. Before that, he received a Master of Science in systems engineering from KFUPM in January 1987, and a Bachelor of Science (with highest honours) in the equal field in January 1985 and KFUPM.