Ahmad Al-Yamani is the CEO at Takamol. He worked as COO at TAQNIA, a technology subsidiary of the Saudi Public Investments Fund (PIF) in charge of developing technology alliances, investing in technology companies, and commercializing technology research. He also worked as the Vice Secretary General for Sustainable Development and Authority Affairs (and formerly for Operations) at the Saudi Economic Cities Authority. He also served as the CTO of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). Dr. Yamani worked as a faculty member at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, a consulting faculty member at Stanford and Santa Clara Universities, and as the assistant director of Stanford Center for Reliable Computing. He also worked at the advanced development labs of LSI, where he led an IC test cost saving operation based on technologies that he patented achieving millions of dollars of annual savings. Dr. Yamani has over 40 publications and 4 patents that he co-authored with 25 different people from 17 different countries and 5 different continents. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and is a senior member of IEEE.