Nabeel Koshak

Dean of Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business and Entrepreneurship

Nabeel Koshak

Nabeel Koshak is the Dean of Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business and Entrepreneurship. He was formerly the Vice President for Business & Innovation of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He is the Vice Chairman of Makkah Techno Valley Company. 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. 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 (DPSS) Research Unit, Department of Urban and Engineering Research, Hajj Research Center, UQU, Saudi Arabia. Koshak teaches courses at the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, UQU. He joined Umm Al-Qura’s faculty in May 2002. His research, teaching, innovation and business interests focus on computing in architecture and urban design/planning, including Computer Aided Design (CAD), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM). 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. As an entrepreneur, Koshak is the Founder and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CAD & GIS Co., Ltd, Digital Models Co., Ltd., and Digital Perspective Co., Ltd. CG, DM, and DP are leading companies in providing solutions, professional services, consulting, and training on CAD, GIS, and CAFM. Partners are ESRI, Autodesk, and ARCHIBUS.