Awuael Co-Founder

Dr. Sami Alwuhaibi

Awuael Co-Founder

Dr. Sami Alwuhaibi is an expert in family business. He has been working on developing models to sustain family business across generations because of the important role of the family in the economic welfare of world countries. Dr. Alwuhaibi belongs to a family that has seven generations of passion in family business. He hold a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management in Family Business from Mississippi State University, USA.


Since 2009, he has taught entrepreneurship, principles of management, strategic management, and family business management related courses in Mississippi State University and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. He has a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute (FFI), which is the highest international body concerned with family business affairs.  Additionally, the FFI has distinguished and honored Alwuhaibi with the prestigious Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in Family business, the only Arab professor to have achieved such a distinction. Since 2012, he has been serving as a member of the FFI award committee. 


Dr. Alwuhaibi is also a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Awuael Holding and its subsidiaries.  Over the ten past years, he has delivered lectures and conducted workshops on family business topics.  He has also provided consultation services to a respectable number of families and enterprises. His diverse experience with the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco for seven years and managing family offices for four years complement his profile.

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