4SIGHTED Consulting

About the founder

 Munir M. Eldesouki (born in Toronto in 1980) received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, the M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, the M.Eng. degree in Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, all from McMaster University, Canada, in addition to a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto.

During the summer of 2001 he was working as a Field Engineer with General Electric (GE) Medical Systems. From 2002 to 2004 he was with the Computer and Electronics Institute at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he was an electronics researcher. From 2010 to 2011 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Toronto and the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. From 2011 to 2013 he was the head of the Photonics Systems Research Department at the National Center for Electronics, Communications & Photonics at KACST. Since 2012 he has been the director of the KACST-IBM Nanotechnology Center of Excellence. Additionally, in 2013 he became the director of National Center for Nanotechnology Research at KACST, as well as the coordinator for the KACST-KAUST-UCSB Solid-State Lighting Program. From April 2014 to January 2017, he was the Executive Director of Materials Science Research Institute that is comprised of 6 national centers with over 350 employees, 60 PhDs, and 45 actively running projects. He was also appointed as the Director General of Innovation and Industrialization, in charge of all innovation, industrialization, and commercialization fronts of KACST from Nov. 2015 to Nov. 2016. He also chaired and was a member of 30 committees in addition to being a member of the KACST Scientific Council and has recently been appointed by the Council of Ministers on a 4 year post as a member of the board of trustees for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award to honor inventors and talented individuals, and serves as a consultant to the Mawhiba program for gifted students. He is also worked as a Principal Consultant at Kanani Management Consulting in Association with Horvath & Partners, on secondment to H.E. Ahmed Al-Khateeb Minister Advisor at the General Secretariat for the Council of Ministers, as Senior Advisor to the minister during 2017. He has authored or coauthored over 84 publications (with an h-index of 12), holds 14 patents and has 10 patents pending.

Dr. El-Desouki was recognized for his outstanding research where he has designed and tested one of the world's fastest image sensors in addition to the first imager that can capture high dynamic range images, with high sensitivity while maintaining high speed. Dr. El-Desouki won the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award to honor inventors and talented individuals (2016), as well as being part of the research unit that won the Almarai Prize for Scientific Innovation (2013), the recipient of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial R&D Fellowship in April 2010, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Communicating Graduate Research in September 2009, 16 Canadian Microelectronics Corporation (CMC) chip allocation grants between 2004 and 2011, the Ontario Graduate Science and Technology (OGSST) Raymond Moore scholarship in July 2009, the Xerox Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation grant for prototype development in 2007, the NSERC doctorate scholarship and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) in April 2006, and the Engineering Innovation award at KFUPM in 2001.