University of Business and Technology (UBT) has appointed Ibrahim Mahlab, a former prime minister of Egypt, as its new adviser for engineering projects at the college.

Mahlab was also a former construction minister and former CEO and chairman of a state-owned construction company.

Mahlab was nominated as a member of the International Advisory Council at the University after a cooperation agreement was signed on Sunday at the university›s headquarters in Dhahban.

The university is keen to attract international competencies in various faculties and specialties, it said in a statement following the signing ceremony.

Commenting on the new appointment, Dr. Abdullah Dahlan, chairman of UBT, said the long experience of Engineer Ibrahim Mahlab spanning over a period of 50 years in the fields of engineering and construction was behind his decision to be a member of the advisory board and one of the engineering experts of construction and architecture at the Faculty of Engineering at UBT.

The UBT›s International Advisory Council includes an elite of university directors and experts from the United States, Britain, France, Italy, and Arab countries, in addition to distinguished Saudi competencies headed by Prof. Dr. Hussein bin Mohammed Ali Alawi, a member of the Board of Trustees and a former director of the university.