Abdullah Omar Naseef
Leading Saudi scholar and intellectual.
Prof Naseef has been involved with a number of educational, cultural, political, interfaith and humanitarian causes as former secretary general of Rabita al-Alam al-Islami, Makkah, president of World Muslim Congress, president of the International Federation of Muslim Scouts, vice president Rabita trust for the repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in Bangladesh and et al.
Prof Naseef is also involved with the continuing process of Saudi National Dialogue aimed at social, educational and political reforms.
Prof Naseef, a geologist by training and former president of King AbdulAziz University, was awarded the King AbdulAziz Medal of the First Order in 2004.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan