Speaker Bio

STRATEGIC PANEL – BIODIVERSITY & AFFORESTATION

Dr Khaled Asfahani
Dr Khaled Asfahani

CEO, General Organization for the Conservation of Coral reefs & Turtles in the Red Sea.

Dr. Asfahani is CEO, General Organization for the Conservation of Coral reefs & Turtles in the Red Sea. Previously he was Head of Marine Environment Protection within the Environmental Protection Department of Saudi Aramco. Previous joining Saudi Aramco, he worked as an executive intern with Miami-Dade County under Office of Sustainability (OOS) for one year. He has been exposed to marine environment for over 17 years. Khaled earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marine physics from King AbdulAziz University (KAAU) and a master degree in coastal zone management from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Recently, he obtained a PhD degree in biophysical Oceanography from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).