Prof. Nedal Ratrout


Visionary Educational Leader and Business Executive with high emotional intelligence and a rare mix of strategic, academic, business and leadership acumen with success in directing the performance, growth, and excellence of well-established organizations. Over 37 years of cumulative experience in academia, including 10+ years in C-level and executive leadership roles, serving as a COO, CFO, Dean of Academic Development, and the Chairman of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.

Seasoned strategist with a track record of creating and maintaining a performance-driven culture for both staff and students, optimizing standards of excellence through strategic planning, restructuring, and development of highly effective programs and systems. Established and presided over various advising committees, Boards and councils, providing facilitation and advice on a wide range of industrial and academic matters. Vast career as a veteran educator, taught a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses, driving students’ success through effective curriculum and innovative programming.

Certified Consultant Engineer with a proven history of managing large industrial and academic research projects, leveraging technical consulting and guidance to ensure optimal project planning and successful execution. Respected mentor and team builder, instrumental in developing and directing highly-skilled management teams while empowering and guiding them to achieve organizational goals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Transportation Engineering

  • System Restructuring/Development

  • Program Development/Management

  • Faculty Mentoring & Development

  • Facility Administration

  • Management Team Leadership

  • Leading Large, Diverse Research Team

  • Strategic & Management Consulting

  • Accreditation & Compliance

  • Industrial & Research Projects

  • Student Success & Retention

  • Process Improvement

Career Highlights