H.E. Professor Datuk Syed Omar Alsaggaf (PJN, DPMP, DSPN, AMN, AMP) was the former Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). He is the current Deputy Chairman of the Malaysia – Saudi Business Chamber. His other appointments include Chairman of Financial & Business Development Committee & Board of Director of Islamic University college of Perlis (KUIPs), Patron of Muslim Business Chamber Malaysia, Supreme Council Member of Medina Islamic University Malaysia, Board Member of Zakat for Islamic Council, Perlis, and Rector of both Perlis Islamic Higher Learning Institute and International Islamic Technology College, Penang.
Apart from his Islamic academic credentials, with his long-running experience in facilitating governmental-level economic development and policy in both Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, he was credited with fostering and re-affirming strong diplomatic, cultural and economic relations between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia during his illustrious term of service. He brings a wealth of trade, cultural and diplomatic knowledge and experience for Saudi-Malaysian industries, as well as unparalleled access to key regulatory bodies and governmental organs of both states.
Professor Datuk Syed Omar Alsaggaf possesses a Master’s Degree in (Near Eastern & North African Studies), specializing in Arabic Language and Culture, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor USA, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Syariah, Madinah University Saudi Arabia.