Dr Khulood Almani

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Dr Khulood Almani

Founder & CEO
Technology, Entrepreneur
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr Khulood Almani is the CEO and Founder of HKB Tech, that has reportedly partnered with a foreign company that has pedigree in implementing AI projects, smart cities, virtual reality, augmented reality, and metaverse technology.

Dr Khulood Almani is a prominent Saudi figure and a professor and expert in digital transformation in AI systems, entrepreneurship, innovationn and start-ups. She worked for several years as a professor at King Saud University and Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh.

Almani is the first Saudi to be appointed as a senator of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, representing Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Almani is a founding member and investor in Forward Angel Investment along with a group of partners from Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf. The venture provides financial support, training and partnerships to digital entrepreneurs and startups worldwide.

She is also a Board Member of the World Smart Cities Economic Development Commission and a Board Member of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Global Science, Technology and Innovation Committee.

Throughout her career, Dr Khulood Almani was honored with many accolades and awards locally and globally. She ranked first among the 50 most powerful global thought leaders in Artificial Intelligence in 2022, and was awarded the Global Technical Thought Leadership Medal. She was also ranked first in the world among the top 32 thought leaders in the field of technology, AI, robotics and data science by the Mobile World Congress 2023.Last year, she was listed among the 50 most powerful global thought leaders in AI and
the 2023 top 50 women in Tech.

Almani was featured among the top 50 Global Phenomenal Brand Ambassadors to work with in 2023. She was also honored to receive His Royal Highness Prince Dr. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud Al Saud – Governor of Qassim Region – the Digital Content Industry Award in 2023.

Dr Khulood Almani established a virtual tech accelerator platform for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK in 2018, aimed at connecting innovators, founders, consultants, and entrepreneurs to a larger network of resources, including funding, mentorship and partnerships.

Dr Khulood Almani is also featured on our premiere Features Page, and you can read her podcast interview transcript.


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