Saudi Board of Grievances chairman calls on administrative courts to expedite judicial work

Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Yousef
Updated 29 October 2017
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Saudi Board of Grievances chairman calls on administrative courts to expedite judicial work

RIYADH: Board of Grievances Chairman Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Yousef called on the heads of administrative courts to cooperate in expediting their work, whether it’s judicial or intellectual aspects that affect the judicial process.

Al-Yousef also urged them to achieve their goals by using the best methods in the work of the courts through an advanced electronic environment.

During the recent opening of the annual meeting in Dammam, he explained that the work of the courts is closely followed by the competent departments which are expecting efficient service to clients.

The two-day meeting was attended by the heads of administrative courts of appeal and the heads of administrative courts at the Board of Grievances in the region.

During his visit to the administrative court in Dammam, Al-Yousef urged the judges to keep in mind their roles and responsibilities and that they must be committed to doing everything they can.

He stressed the need to complete their work and intensify efforts to keep pace with the strategic plan of the ombudsman.

He pointed out that they must fulfill their responsibilities to the fullest of their abilities since they play an important role in the administration of justice.

The meeting also discussed the presentation of e-services and quality management, as well as the electronic system which was adopted by the Board of Grievances and launched through its electronic portal.

The meeting also made a presentation on the financial services and electronic management, as well as what they provide and what is notable about their performance.


FaceOf: Fahad bin Sulaiman Altekhaifi, president of the General Authority for Statistics 

Updated 22 August 2018
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FaceOf: Fahad bin Sulaiman Altekhaifi, president of the General Authority for Statistics 

Fahad bin Sulaiman Altekhaifi has been the president of the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) since his appointment to the post in May 2016.

On Monday GASTAT announced this year’s Hajj statistics, revealing detailed information on the number of pilgrims (which amounted to 2,371,675) performing Hajj this year, their genders, nationalities and whether they arrived through air, land or seaports.

The president conveyed his gratitude to all government and security entities that helped the authority to collect data, and praised the 450 GASTAT researchers who worked to compile the information and deliver it to the public.

He said that the collected data would help facilitate better experiences and easier pilgrimages for future programs, and better services for pilgrims — from social to health, and transportation to security and food.

Altekhaifi received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from King Saud University in 1992, a master’s degree in statistics from Colorado State University in 1996, and his applied statistics and research methodology Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in 2001.

He worked as a manager of a financial program at the Institute of Public Administration in Riyadh from 1993 to 2005. For two years after that, he was a project director at the EIS department in Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultants.

In 2007, Altekhaifi was appointed a manager of the research department at the Capital Market Authority, before becoming assistant deputy minister for development in November 2011. 

In June 2015, he was the director general of the Central Department of Statistics and Information. He served as the acting president of GASTAT in February 2016, before being appointed president on May 2016.