The Royal Decree was issued appointing His Excellency Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Albanyan as President of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in March 2018. Prior to joining Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, Dr. Albanyan had served in several positions, including heading the strategic transformation program for King Saud University, Prince Sultan University Vice-President for Development and Quality, Dean of the Preparatory Year at King Saud University, and full-time Advisor at the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On the academic level, Dr. Abanyan was an associate professor at King Saud University and a visiting professor at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Dr. Albanyan chairs the Board of Directors of the Arab Society for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine, and the Board of Directors of the Center for Higher Education and Research Ethics. Dr. Albanyan is also a fellow of the British Higher Education Organization, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Hematology, and a member of the advisory board for the Journal of Security Research. His Excellency Dr. Albanyan obtained a bachelor's degree from King Saud University, a master's degree from the University of Bristol, and a doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2009 in the field of clinical laboratories. Dr. Albanyan also holds a degree in Higher Education from King’s College London.
Dr. Albanyan has received several awards, including the Margaret Kenwright Award from the British Blood Transfusion Society, the Harold Johnson Award from the International Blood Transfusion Society, and he was also awarded the June 27 Knight Medal from the Republic of Djibouti.