FaceOf: Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Meshari, secretary-general of the Council of Saudi Chambers

Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Meshari
Updated 17 May 2018
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FaceOf: Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Meshari, secretary-general of the Council of Saudi Chambers

  • Over the past 17 years, Al-Meshari has occupied the posts of assistant secretary-general for executive affairs, and assistant secretary-general for legal and administrative affairs at CSC
  • He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in law from George Washington University Law School in the US

Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Meshari is secretary-general of the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC). 

Over the past 17 years, Al-Meshari has occupied the posts of assistant secretary-general for executive affairs, and assistant secretary-general for legal and administrative affairs at CSC. 

During this time he managed to enhance the secretariat’s leading role in offering legal consultation and trade-related studies to the Saudi business sector and chambers of commerce.

He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in law from George Washington University Law School in the US. 

Al-Meshari recently held a meeting with the Saudi ambassador to Venezuela, Saad Al-Saad, on ways of enhancing the economic and trade relations between Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. 

He raised the importance of developing trade and investment with Venezuela through the exchange of trade delegations, economic information about markets, production, and current investment opportunities that are available. 

The CSC was formed by royal decree in 1980, with the aim of observing the common interests of all 28 Saudi Chambers, as well as representing them on both the local and international stage. 

Having been appointed secretary-general in 2016, Al-Meshari has been tasked with carrying out CSC’s vision of assisting in the development of the national economy through the role of the private sector. 

Before his career with CSC, Al-Meshari’s occupations included: Assistant professor in the Institute of Public Administration; legal adviser for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and ExxonMobil; and a part-time adviser to the Ministry of Energy Industry and Minerals.


Process to place the Holy Kaaba's new 'Kiswa' begins for Hajj 2018

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Process to place the Holy Kaaba's new 'Kiswa' begins for Hajj 2018

JEDDAH: Every year, the old black silk cloth that covers the Kaaba is removed and a new one is draped on the 9th day of the Islamic month of Dhu Al-Hijjah, which falls on Monday Aug 20 this year.
Known in Arabic as the “Kiswa,” the black and gold cloth that is wrapped around the Kaaba gets replaced once a year during the Hajj season.
The move occurs when pilgrims head to Mount Arafat to witness a key ritual during pilgrimage. The older kiswa is removed and replaced with a new one.
On Sunday, a team of technicians are assigned to conduct the task, by lifting the gold- embroidered pieces from the kiswa corners.
This includes lifting the curtain draped over the Kaaba’s door, which is embroidered from pure gold.
It also includes four panels inscribed with Surat Al-Ikhlas [a Qur’anic verse] placed in every corner of the Kaaba and lanterns inscribed with Qur’anic verses hanging in its interior.
The delicate task is carried as per an operational plan to re-adorn the Kaaba with the new kiswa, said Ahmad bin Mohammad Al Masnouri, the head of the King Abdulaziz Complex for the Holy Kaaba Kiswah.