Saleh M. Kadi

Saleh M. Kadi



2.04 Charles Thackrah


PhD in Management (Adaptation Information Management and Technology), University of Leeds (due in Jan 2022).  

MSc Information System and Information Management (pass with distinction), University of Leeds, England, 2018.  

Bachelor Degree in Management Information Systems with a GPA of 3.84 out of 4, an overall grade Excellent with First Honors, Taif University, Saudi Arabia, 2014. 

Teaching involvement 

Managing Digital Information Projects (LUBS 5971)

International Business Managment (LUBS 3805)


Leeds University Partnership Awards Nominee

Professional Memberships

IEEE member


  • Faculty Review Group Member, Leeds University Business School, Management division from July 2019 until now.  
  • President of Saudi students in Leeds, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Cultural Bureau, London, from Feb 2019 until Oct 2019. 
  • Arabic and quality consultant, Academic university skills course leader, Leeds English Language School, from October 2016 until now.
  • Teaching assistant in Management Information system Department, Taif University, from 28/06/2015 until now. 
  • Performance and services monitor (consultant) in all the sectors of hand international hotels and resorts from 15/07/2017 to 12/08/2017.  
  •  Hand International company from 24/08/2014 to 30/06/2015, Positions
  1. Human resources coordinator from 24/08/2014 to 20/01/2015.
  2. Assistant Security and safety Manager from 01/09/2015 to 15/01/2015 
  3. Sales coordinator from 20/01/2015 to 06/04/2015 
  4. Guests relations Officer from 06/04/2015 to 30/6/2015 
  5. Duty manager from 20/12/2014 to 30/06/2015  
  • President of Business school student club at Taif University, from 2013 to 2014. 
  • Customer service in the Arab National Bank (ANB) - summer period in 2014. 
  • Customer service in the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) on a part-time program (2 months each year) in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.


Dr Alistair Norman, Dr Emma Gritt, Dr Zlatko Bodroi

Research Keywords

Smart cities, Utopia, Dystopia, Civic involvement, human-centric, Saudi Arabia. 

Research interests

The majority of literature in Smart Cities discuss either technical or environmental aspects that aim to support a utopian vision of smart cities. This research does not assume that smart cities are beneficial or harmful. Instead, it highlights both views with especial emphasis on civic involvement and its implications in the development phase. There are very little empirical findings especially when it comes to interviews as the majority of the literature review other researchers’ work. From Saudi Arabia perspective, there is not much known about smart cities development. Therefore, it is believed that this research will be the first study that investigates smart cities development in Saudi Arabia in particular civic involvement. Additionally, the study will contribute to the field by investigating other researchers’ work, and report findings that can be investigated in other research settings.  

Research groups and institutes

  • Adaptation Information Management and Technology