Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, A Saudi Entrepreneur
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Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid: A Saudi Entrepreneur Set out on a Global Quest, Concentrating on Building and Philanthropic Works



Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid is among the individuals from the KSA Arabia who have successfully elevated the country's reputation globally.

Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid is among the individuals from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who have successfully elevated the country’s reputation globally in the domains of academia and humanitarian endeavours.


Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid’s Identity

Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid is descended from a distinguished Hail diplomatic family. He was born at the Saudi embassy in Damascus in the year (1358 AH-1939 AD), while his father, a merchant, and one of the four wealthiest Arabs, worked there.


His professional Career

Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid began his professional life, gradually assuming many tasks:

  • Teaching assistant at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1965.
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering from 1970-1974
  • Dean of the College of Engineering Sciences, Applied Engineering and Administrative Affairs.
  • Supervising the campus project.
  • He established (Al-Rashid Engineering Office) in 1395 AH/1975 AD, which became the first engineering consulting institution in the Kingdom in just five years.
  • In 1977, he began working as an engineering consultant for King Khalid and Prince Fahd bin Abdulaziz
  • He designed and supervised all palaces, complexes, royal offices, conference centres, some hospitals, and schools.


Al-Rashid as a Writer

Dr. Al-Rashid, in addition to his work in building and reconstruction, has several books, all of which are in English, which are:

  • King Fahd and the Civilisational March.
  • Saudi Arabia and the Gulf War.
  • Saudi Arabia – Everything You Need to Know About it.


Honours and Awards

Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid was the recipient of several international prizes of recognition for his productive and successful career, including:

  • Knight of the Legion of Honour from French President François Mitterrand in 1982.
  • Medina Award for designing the Holy Qur’an Printing Press building in 1997
  • Hail Award for Humanitarian Works in 1998
  • Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Award for Service to Charity in 2001
  • The Legion of Honour, with the rank of officer, from President Jacques Chirac in 2003
  • The Presidential Medal from Korean President Roh Moo-hyun in 2004
  • Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award for health care and community service in 2004.


Unlimited Support in Hail

Through his career, Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid established many governmental and private facilities and establishments in the city of Hail, the region to which he belongs, at his own expense:

  • King Fahad Centre for Children’s Oncology and Cancer is the second centre in the world specialised in this field.
  • Establishment of Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Ophthalmology Centre in Hail.
  • Building and equipping the Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Rashid Centre for Memorizing the Holy Quran at the Teachers College in Hail.
  • Donating all the costs of establishing the Prince Salman Centre for the Disabled in Hail
  • Ensuring the delivery of electricity and water to some villages in Hail.
  • Donating to the construction of a building at Al-Faisal University in Riyadh, affiliated with the King Faisal Charitable Foundation
  • Donating the construction of a building at Prince Muhammad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz University in Dammam
  • Establishing a vocational rehabilitation building for women at the Prince Sultan Rehabilitation Centre in Dammam.
  • Sponsoring the 100 mosques project. He completed the construction of more than one hundred mosques in the city of Hail and villages affiliated with the Hail region.


Projects in Saudi Arabia

Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid additionally funded and developed projects, centres, and facilities throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including:

  • Supporting the charitable housing project of the King Abdullah Foundation for his parents in Riyadh.
  • Supporting the establishment of the King Fahad National Library in Riyadh
  • Supporting the charitable housing project of Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh.
  • Providing studies and designs free of charge, with supervision, to the Prince Salman Social Centre for the Elderly in Riyadh.
  • Supporting the Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Dialysis Centre.
  • Supporting Al-Bir Charitable Society and the Disabled Children’s Association in Al-Jawf in 1995.
  • Supporting the Association for Disabled Children in Jeddah.
  • Supporting the charitable housing project of Prince Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz in the Eastern Province.
  • Supporting the first security and traffic awareness campaign (2000), the second (2001), and the third (2002).
  • Supporting the establishment of the permanent headquarters of the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness in Riyadh.
  • Supporting the King Faisal Charitable Foundation and supporting some of its programmes.
  • Supporting and assisting the Down Syndrome Charitable Society (DSCA) project
  • Supporting Prince Salman Science Oasis in Riyadh with five million riyals.
  • Supporting Ibn Baz’s charitable project to help young people get married.


Arab Charitable Work

The charitable and humanitarian work of Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid also has its share in Arab countries, the most prominent of which are:

  • Supporting charitable organizations in Lebanon and Syria.
  • Supporting the Hussein Children’s Cancer Centre in Amman – Jordan.
  • Supporting the House of the Qur’an in Bahrain in 1987.
  • Supporting the Rene Moawad Humanitarian Foundation in Lebanon.
  • Supporting the St. Jude Children’s Cancer Center in Beirut.

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