Dr. Haya AlSaud’s distinguished career includes roles at the King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST), both as Director of the Saudi National Center for Genomics Technology, and as Director of the Saudi National Pre-Marital Screening Program. She also served as a scientist at the King Faisal Specialized Hospital and Research Center, where she carried out a range of research projects focusing on population genetics.
Dr. AlSaud has served as a member of the National Biotech Strategy Advisory Committee at the Strategic Management Office; and of the National Nutrition Committee at the Saudi Food & Drug Authority, as well as being a past and present member of a number of other notable national and international committees. These include serving as a member of the Project Oversight Executive team for the Saudi Genome Project 2.0 at KACST; the S20 Future of Health Taskforce at the G20 Summit; and a committee member for the Princess Noura Award for Women’s Excellence.
Dr. AlSaud holds a PhD in Genomics of Common Diseases from Imperial College London and a Master’s degree in Genetics and Toxicology from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from King Saud University, Riyadh.