About Us

Dr Wesam Al Madhoun Founder and CEO
Dr. Al Madhoun is the Founder of a Global Non Profit Network “Global Ambassadors of Sustainability ” which has more than 13300 members from 130 countries. Dr Al Madhoun  holds A fellowship on Sustainable Cities at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT)  and a PhD of Environmental Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia.
He has 20 years of working experience (teaching, training, research and consultancy), where he had assignments in Brunei, Canada, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Palestine, South Korea and USA. He also was a Research Professor at University of Seoul, a visiting scholar at University of Windsor and he was a guest speaker at Harvard University, MIT and IIT.  
Dr Al Madhoun conducted several international training programs on Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Air Pollution and Environmental Assessment. He also was appointed as a consultant for projects funded by various international agencies. In terms of publications, he has more than 60 papers published at international peer reviewed journals and international conferences.

International Advisory Board

Ms. Michelle Thatcher United States of America
The CEO and Co-Founder of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce (USGCC), where we give businesses the triple bottom line advantage. Helping both established and emerging companies, the USGCC improves operational efficiency, implements environmentally sustainable practices, and taps into unexplored markets and opportunities.
Prof. Saied Pirasteh Canada/China
Dr. Saeid Pirasteh, Professor, Ph.D., IEEE Senior Member, T-PGO, UN-GGIM Academic Network Expert and Advisory Board Member, ISPRS ICWG IVa Chair, GeoIME Founder and Inventor
Dr. Saeid Pirasteh is a Visiting Professor with the Geospatial Intelligence and Mapping (GIM) Lab at the University of Waterloo. He is now a full Professor and Associate Dean of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence at Shaoxing University, Shaoxing, Zhejing, China. He was an Associate Professor at the Department of Surveying and Geonformatics, College of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, during 2019-2022.
He joined the University of Waterloo, Canada as a visiting scholar in December 2011 and started to pursue his second Ph.D. degree in Geography in September 2013 and received his PhD degree in remote sensing in 2018. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo in 2011, Dr. Pirasteh was an instructor at Chamran University (2000-2002). He joined Azad University Dezful Branch, Iran, in 2002. He was also a visiting faculty of Khorramshahr Marine Technology University, Khorramshahr, Iran, from 2002-2004. He was an adjunct and fellow at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (2005-2007). Later, he became a representative of the AIT in the Middle East till 2008. He was a Senior Researcher and Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA) at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia (2008-2011). He has supervised and co-supervised many undergraduate students and nearly 100 master/Ph.D. students, postdoc fellows and visiting scholars from various countries.

Prof Dr Hyunook Kim
South Korea

Prof. Hyunook Kim is a professor and the Chairperson of School of Environmental Engineering, the director of the R&D Center of Core Technology for Water Treatment, an Associate Editor of Chemosphere, Critical Review in Environmental Science & Technology, Energy, Ecology, and Environment, and Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Water-Energy Nexus. He got his B Sc in Environmental Science at Yonsei University in 1994 (Seoul, Korea), M Sc in Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 1997 (Baltimore, MD, USA), Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland in 2000 (College Park, MD, USA). After he had been awarded his Ph.D. degree, Prof. Kim had worked for the US Department of Agriculture for about 3 years until he joined the University of Seoul as an assistant professor in September 2002. Currently, Prof. Hyunook Kim’ researches focus on the modeling and automatic control of water or wastewater treatment processes, and anaerobic digesters. He also develops sensors or analytical techniques to measure trace organic pollutants, which can be used for the purpose of process control.

Ms. Maryam Telmesani
Saudi Arabia
Proactive, dynamic sustainability professional with over 13 years’ expertise in sustainable strategy development, strategic communications, change management, consulting, design development and project management across the academic, land development, sustainability and fashion sector. Experienced CSO and sustainability consultant. Appointed Chair board of the UN Global Compact Local Network Saudi Arabia & Advisory board member of both Earth Academy and Global Ambassadors of Sustainability. Featured in sustainability events including 6th meeting of Saudi Sustainability Club, innov8rs, Women In Innovation. Holds an EMBA from HULT International Business School alongside numerous sustainability certificates from ISSP & Cambridge Judge Business School.

Prof. Dr. Maszlee bin Malik

Prof. Dr. Maszlee bin Malik has an extensive background in education, politics, and volunteer work. He previously served as the Minister of Education for Malaysia from May 2018 to January 2020 and was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Simpang Renggam from May 2018 to November 2022. Dr. Maszlee earned his Bachelor’s degree from Al-Bayt University in Jordan and his Master’s degree in Islamic Jurisprudence in 2004. He later completed his Doctorate in Good Governance from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Prior to his political career, Dr. Maszlee was a committed educator, teaching at the International Islamic University Malaysia from 2000 until 2018. He was also an active volunteer, serving as an advisor for multiple NGOs that help children with special needs. Currently, he holds a position as a Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences at the University of Cyberjaya, commencing March 2023.

Prof.Isam Shahrour
Graduated from the National School of Bridges and Roads (Ponts et Chaussées – Paris), Isam Shahrour is strongly involved in the research, higher education and partnership with the socio-economic sector. he was Vice President “Research and doctoral program” at the University Lille1 (2007 – 2012) and president of the Innovation Agency “Lille Metropole Technopole” for regional economic development via innovation. Currently, he is director of the Regional Research Laboratory “Civil and Geo-Environment Engineering – LGCgE” and head of the international master “Urban Engineering and Habitat.” He coordinates a large-scale Smart City demonstrator “SunRise).  His research activity concerns Smart and sustainable Cities as well as Geotechnical and geo-environmental Engineering. He conducted an intensive research activity with industrial partnership. His activity resulted in about 100 refereed journal papers and supervised 60 PhD dissertations. He gave about 15 lectures on the smart city concept and implementation, including a TEDx talk.
Dr Aiman Jameel Albarakati
Saudi Arabia
Professor Aiman Jameel Albarakati is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. He is skilled in Management, Quality Assurance, Engineering Management, Graph Theory, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Strong education professional with a Doctorate of Philosophy focused on Computational Science and Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Dr. Tafeeda Jarbawi
Chairlady of the Sustainability Committee at Bank of Palestine, A transformational change leader. Expert in Management, Development and Education. Her areas of focus include performance management, sustainably, governance, Ethics of Science and Technology, strategic, planning, research , fundraising , and communication. Education and philanthropy are fields of highest experience
Prof. Ghassan AbuLebdeh United Arab Emirates
He is Professor of Civil Engineering/Transportation at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. His areas of research interest/teaching are traffic control with focus on congested systems, sustainability in transport systems, and interactions between urban traffic operations and public health. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His academic and industry experience spans 27 years in transportation systems operations and planning with periods at Michigan State University, University of Kentucky, and the Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Worcester, Massachusetts, and in Urban-Champaign, Illinois.
Prof Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla Belgium
Prof Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla Senior Fellow and Cluster Coordinator : Nature, Climate and  Health at United Nations University – CRIS (UNU CRIS)  Belgium
Along with her programmatic role at UNU CRIS ,she also served as Adj Asso Professor at the School of Earth, Environment & Society McMaster University, Canada and guest Professor for at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia. A sustainability science specialist and a systems analyst with close to 22 years of work experience, she has led, coordinated, and implemented water focused projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Americas working with several international organizations in CGIAR, UNU, IUCN… and affiliates with Oxford University (UK) and Leibniz University (Germany) in various roles, mostly related to sustainability research, science-policy interfacing and mentoring young professionals. Served as the Chair of The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (UNEP), associates with UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) and similar global environmental governance agenda’s