The Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference 2017

Craig Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Dhahran Techno Valley Company


Craig Smith is chief executive officer of Dhahran Techno Valley Company overseeing all aspects of the Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park, from entrepreneurship development to joint ventures between multinational companies and Saudi government and academia. Previously, Craig led business development for emerging technologies at the US Department of Energy, specialising in renewable and sustainable energy research, cyber security and information and communications technologies. Craig is a member of the advisory board for the College of Engineering Sciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  He served as chairman of the board for the Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley from 2014 to 2016 and continues to serve as advisory board member. Craig holds an MBA in international finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, studied cleantech economics at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stanford University Graduate School and US energy policy at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.


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Tue 02 - Wed 03 May 2017

Riyadh