FaceOf: Mansour Al-Shathri, vice chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mansour Al-Shathri
Updated 17 July 2018
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FaceOf: Mansour Al-Shathri, vice chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mansour Al-Shathri is the vice chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). He has been in this key position since August 2016.

The RCCI vice chairman recently attended the launch of a program aimed at preparing 1,000 Saudi youths to collect zakat and taxes in collaboration with the Department of Zakat and Income Tax at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.

The program hopes to increase Saudization by encouraging Saudi talents to embrace this new sector and develop it in the future.

In his opening speech, Al-Shathri highlighted the importance of empowering Saudi youth and their role in enhancing the labor market and how it is one of the RCCI’s initiatives that goes in line with Vision 2030.

Al-Shathri graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1994 and is now the owner and director of Eng. Mansour Al-Shathri Engineering Consulting Office in Riyadh. He is also the general manager of the Saudi Takheer Group.

He has worked as an engineering supervisor in several projects of the Ministry of Defense and is currently managing one of the contracting facilities to implement construction projects in Saudi Arabia.

In January 2017, Al-Shathri was chosen by the Council of Saudi Chambers as a member in the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center, formed in 1993 to settle commercial disputes through arbitration.

He is also the chairman of the Committee for the Labor Market at the Council of Saudi Chambers, chairman of the board of trustees of the Riyadh Center for the Development of Small and Medium Business and of the Committee of Building Contractors at the RCCI, and the chairman of Human Resources Committee at the RCCI.

Al-Shathri has participated in a number of seminars and lectures dealing with administration, municipal systems, contracts of work, building techniques, corporate systems and human resource management. 


Investigation into alleged mistakes in Yemen find coalition forces acted properly

Updated 17 January 2019
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Investigation into alleged mistakes in Yemen find coalition forces acted properly

JEDDAH: The Joint Incident Assessment Team in Yemen (JIAT) has investigated four allegations made by international governmental and non-governmental organizations and media about mistakes made by coalition forces while carrying out military operations inside Yemen.
JIAT spokesman Mansour Al-Mansour said that the team concluded that the procedures followed by the coalition forces were proper and safe, taking into consideration the rules of engagement, international humanitarian law and the coalition’s own rules.
Team members visited a number of cities in Yemen, including Aden, Lahj and Khor Maksar, during the investigation and spoke to witnesses, victims and their families to gather evidence and establish the facts.
In one of the incidents that was investigated, coalition warship fired on and destroyed a craft in the waters off the Yemeni port of Al-Khokha in September. Al-Mansour said that after examining documents and evidence JIAT had concluded that an alliance ship was escorting and protecting a flotilla of three Saudi merchant ships when, in an area off the port of Al-Khokha, a boat was spotted approaching the convoy at a high speed from the direction of the Yemeni coast.
The escort ship followed the accepted rules of engagement by repeatedly warning the unidentified vessel, using loudspeakers, not to come any closer. When these went unheeded, warning shots were fired but the boat continued to approach.
“On reaching an area that represented a threat to the convoy, the protection ship tackled the boat according to the rules of engagement and targeted it, resulting in an explosion on the boat,” said Al-Mansour. “The protection ship continued escorting the convoy. After the escort task was completed, the protection ship returned to the site of the targeted boat to carry out a search-and-rescue operation for the crew of the target boat but no one was found.”