FaceOf: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber

Mohammed Jaber
Updated 22 April 2018

FaceOf: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber

  • Al-Jaber, a military expert and strategist, was appointed ambassador to Yemen just ten days before the Houthi coup in September 2014
  • He played an important role in overseeing the Saudi and Gulf relief operations in Yemen in January 2015

Mohammed Al-Jaber is Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen and the executive director of Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO).

He was appointed as ambassador just ten days before the Houthi coup in September 2014.

Al-Jaber was born in 1970 in Asir, southern Saudi Arabia.

He is a military expert and strategist. He received his bachelor’s degree in military sciences from King Abdul Aziz Military College, and a master’s degree, also in military science, from Saudi Armed Forces Command & Staff College. 

Al-Jaber has also obtained a master’s degree in business administration, and studied strategic analysis in the US and planning psychological operations in the UK. 

Before becoming head of the Saudi diplomatic mission in Yemen, he had been entrusted with many different political and military tasks, both in strategic planning and negotiation, as well as tasks of an intelligence, security and military nature. 

Al-Jaber had also led the Saudi delegation in the Geneva Consultations on Yemen peace talks in 2015 and the Yemen peace talks in Kuwait in 2016. He also represented the Saudi Ministry of Defense in the quadrilateral border security dialogue in the US.

He headed the Strategic Analysis Department of the Saudi Ministry of Defense. Al-Jaber is also a former lecturer at the Institute of Intelligence and Security of the Armed Forces.

Al-Jaber played an important diplomatic and political role in Yemen; he helped arrange what is known as the Yemeni legitimacy front.

On the humanitarian side, Al-Jaber played an important role in overseeing the Saudi and Gulf relief operations in Yemen in January 2015, two months before the start of Operation Decisive Storm.

Future leaders key to achieve ‘Vision 2030’

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Future leaders key to achieve ‘Vision 2030’

JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of Civil Service and Chairman of the Institute of Public Administration Sulaiman Al-Hamdan inaugurated the “Developing Future Leaders” roundtable on Wednesday. 

“The Kingdom achieved a distinguished civilizational status due to the wise developmental policies adopted by King Salman’s government as part of its engagement to move forward and achieve more successes and allow the Kingdom to assume its proper regional and international position,” Al-Hamdan said.

“I hope this event will reflect positively on the Kingdom’s administrative development process through the achievement of its objectives,” he said, noting that “the Kingdom’s strategic approach and ambitious vision pose an unprecedented challenge to the civil service system on various levels.”

“The ministry sought to provide an integrated human resources management system by empowering government agencies to effectively play their developmental roles. It did so through a series of directives such as reviewing and developing the executive regulations of the civil service system.”

Dr. Mushabab Al-Qahtani, the institute’s director general, noted that “preparing a second generation of leaders will greatly contribute to the achievement of the Kingdom’s vision.” 

“The subjects of this event aim at highlighting the importance of developing future leaders while discussing the latest means to do so and the role of current leaders in the process,” he said.

“The Kingdom, with the directives of its wise leadership, drew a road map leading to the future national development. It accorded great attention to building and developing human capital,” he added, pointing out that “King Salman’s government greatly focused on administrative and human capital development. This stresses its keenness to develop future leaders through diverse projects, plans and initiatives in order to achieve a sustainable development.”