Makkah governor participates in World Youth Forum in Egypt

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal
Updated 07 November 2017
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Makkah governor participates in World Youth Forum in Egypt

JEDDAH: On behalf of King Salman, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to the king and governor of Makkah, participated in the World Youth Forum held in Sharm El-Sheikh which was inaugurated on Monday by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
The World Youth Forum, which aims for achieving peace, prosperity, harmony and progress in the entire world, is being held on Nov. 4-10.
In his opening speech, the Egyptian president confirmed that terrorism violates and degrades humanity, stressing that resistance to terrorism is the right of all humanity.
The forum will hold 46 sessions and workshops including global youth issues, sustainable development, technology, entrepreneurship, issues of civilizations and cultures, issues of terrorism, extremism and illegal immigration.
The hashtag (WeNeedToTalk) was launched by the organizing committee to highlight the necessity of dialogue with the youth in Egypt and exchanging views with global youth to help to share ideas and ambitions.
The forum, which is attended by more than 3,000 people from 52 countries, includes heads of state and international youth figures.


Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Zamil, chairman, Gulf International Bank (GIB) Saudi Arabia

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Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Zamil, chairman, Gulf International Bank (GIB) Saudi Arabia

Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Zamil is the new chairman of the board of directors of Gulf International Bank (GIB) Saudi Arabia. He was appointed on March 31, 2019.

Al-Zamil has extensive experience in the private sector. He served as the CEO and a board member of Al-Zamil Group, where he began his professional career in 1987, and was promoted to his latest position as CEO in 2009. 

He began as an industrial engineer at Zamil Air Conditioners and subsequently became vice president for sales and marketing and purchasing and materials management. He served as senior vice president and COO of Zamil Industrial Investment Co.

He was awarded his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, US in 1987. In 1992, he obtained his MBA in finance from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

Al-Zamil is a board member of several regional companies, including the General Authority of Civil Aviation, VIVA Bahrain, the Human Resources Development Fund, Gulf International Bank in the UK, and Zamil Steel Industries in Egypt, Vietnam and India. 

He is also the chairman of the board of directors of Saudi Global Ports, LLC (SGP). 

GIB announced on Sunday that it has successfully completed the conversion of its existing branches in Saudi Arabia to a locally incorporated bank.

This makes GIB the first foreign bank in the Kingdom to be locally incorporated. 

“The establishment of GIB Saudi Arabia is an important milestone in the implementation of the bank’s strategy, which remains focused on the expansion of its service offering and position as a leading digital bank and is expected to contribute positively to enhanced performance and profitability,” Al-Zamil said. 

He said that the public investment fund’s contribution and partnership with GIB will enable the bank to accelerate the growth of its operations and customer base in the Kingdom as well as in other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.