The outgoing president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tony Chan Fan-cheong, will be appointed the board chairman of a Saudi Arabian university.
Chan, 66, whose HKUST tenure ends in August, will serve as president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology from September.
Chan is a member of the board of trustees of the Saudi university. The university announced the news on its website and Twitter, saying the trustees have appointed Chan as the university's new president.
The current president said Chan's excellent achievements in tertiary education and innovation would help the university to make contributions in Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.
Chan, a mathematician, took over HKUST in 2009. In January, the university appointed 62-year-old Wei Shyy as its new president.