Dr Abdulgader Amir is currently working as the managing director and board member of Shamayel Development Company in Saudia Arabia. He worked as the Vice Mayor for Strategic Planning & the Chief Planner for the municipality of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for more than 6 years. In the last 10 years he held the position of the Dean of the college of engineering & Information technology in Jeddah and the vice president for strategic planning at Jeddah development & Regeneration company (JDURC). Dr Amir also taught and held key administrative positions for over 20 years at King Fahd University of petroleum and minerals. He earned his master’s degree and PhD and in urban planning from the USA on 1990 and 1998.