Fahd bin Abdullah new deputy defense minister

Updated 21 April 2013
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Fahd bin Abdullah new deputy defense minister

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah appointed yesterday Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Muhammad the new deputy defense minister.
“We order the following: Firstly, Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khaled bin Sultan is relieved from his office. Secondly, Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Muhammad is appointed deputy to the Defense Minister with a minister’s rank,” the king said in the decree quoted by the SPA.
Prince Fahd is a former commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces. The prince also held positions such as the chief of the Operations Authority of the Naval Forces, director at the office of the minister of Defense, Aviation and Inspector General and then deputy commander of the naval forces.
The prince, who has a master’s degree in military sciences, attended advanced programs in naval matters in the US, the UK and Pakistan and also attended programs on command and staff at the Military College in the US. The prince also won a number of national and international medals. They include the King Abdulaziz Medal, King Faisal Medal and the Naval Medal and the Administration Medal of the First Order and the Medal for Command, the Medal of the Peninsular Shield, the Kuwait Liberation Medal and the Military Medal of Appreciation.


Saudi Arabia's civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

Updated 21 January 2019
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Saudi Arabia's civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

  • The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel
  • The training program is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030

JEDDAH: A national program aimed to train public sector employees in the field of human resources management has been inaugurated by the Ministry of Civil Service on Sunday.

The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies,” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel, is in line with the country’s Vision 2030, according to the ministry.

“The Ministry of Civil Service will spare no effort in carrying out the roles entrusted to it to advance administrative development, including the modernization of the working environment in the public sector,” said Minister of Civil Service Suleiman bin Abdullah during the inauguration.

The program will explore best practices in human resources management in the public sector, and will discuss the basic principles of the employee life cycle. It will also train employees on methodologies of workforce planning, how to motivate employees to achieve their career objectives, how to foster a culture of group work, as well as highlight the role of digital technology in human resource.

Only Saudi nationals who have a college degree are eligible to join the program.

Government agencies will nominate the eligible employees, who will then be enrolled in a five-day course on human resource, where their abilities to obtain a certificate from UK-based Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development will be assessed. Successful candidates will finish a one-year training module, consisting of classroom and on-site activities.