FaceOf: Saleh Ali Al-Turki, mayor of Jeddah

FaceOf: Saleh Ali Al-Turki, mayor of Jeddah
Updated 31 July 2018
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FaceOf: Saleh Ali Al-Turki, mayor of Jeddah

Saleh Ali Al-Turki is a Saudi Arabian businessman, delegated member of Jeddah Holdings, president and chairman of Nesma Holding Co., president of Mawaddah International Group, Asdaq and Jeddah Head of Al-Birr charity organization. He was appointed mayor of Jeddah province on July 27.

Al-Turki attained a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, US. 

He is also the Honorary Consul of Austria in Jeddah since 2010.

Prior to his role as the new mayor of Jeddah province, Al-Turki served in a number of positions such as the president of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the president of the Council of Saudi Chambers, and was a member of Makkah Regional Council.

In the field of education, he is currently a member of the board of trustees of the University of Prince Mugrin in Madinah, the board of trustees of Dar Al-Hikma University in Jeddah, and a member of the advisory board of Effat University in Jeddah. 

He has previously been a member of the board of trustees of the University of Business and Technology and a member of the advisory board of the Saudi Institute for Research Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

Al-Turki achieved a number of awards, such as the King Salman Award for Young Entrepreneurs and the Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Award for Services to Charity.

He has served in trade for more than 35 years, achieving record successes by building more than 47 companies operating in all fields of the service and contracting sectors. 

According to previous statements, Al-Turki sees the Saudi market as filled with investment opportunities, and that there is a radical difference between the market today and when it started its trade in terms of quality, costs and a large number of competitors on government tenders.


FaceOf: Abdulrahman Al-Harbi, governor of KSA’s General Authority for Foreign Trade

Abdulrahman bin Ahmed bin Hamdan Al-Harbi
Updated 7 min 47 sec ago
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FaceOf: Abdulrahman Al-Harbi, governor of KSA’s General Authority for Foreign Trade

Abdulrahman bin Ahmed bin Hamdan Al-Harbi was appointed the governor of the General Authority for Foreign Trade following a royal decree issued on March 23. 

Previously, he had been the deputy minister of foreign trade since 2016. 

He has held many leadership positions in the financial and private banking sector, the most recent of which was serving as the chief executive officer of Emirates NBD KSA. 

Al-Harbi is a member of several boards of directors as well as local and international committees, including the board of directors of the Saudi Export Development Authority and the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises. He is also the chairman of the Investment Committee, and represents the Kingdom on the board of directors of the Islamic Center for Trade Development.

He holds a bachelor of science in management information systems from the business school at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran. 

The General Authority for Foreign Trade aims to enhance the Kingdom’s international commercial and investment activities. It was established to consolidate Saudi Arabia’s position as a region and global trade hub.

One of the key goals of the authority is to ensure smooth access for Saudi non-oil exports in target markets by removing obstacles.