FaceOf: Rumaih Al-Rumaih, chairman of the Public Transport Authority

Dr. Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih
Updated 11 August 2018
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FaceOf: Rumaih Al-Rumaih, chairman of the Public Transport Authority

Dr. Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih has been chairman of the Public Transport Authority (PTA) since October, 2016, and the Saudi Railway Organization president since December 2015. Al-Rumaih met with Riyadh Chamber chairman Ajlan Al-Ajlan and the chamber’s transport committee at the headquarters of the authority in Riyadh, along with PTA Vice President Fawaz bin Zanaaf Al-Sahli and leading figures in the sector.
The meeting discussed transport, freight brokers and truck rental regulations. The chamber’s delegates and the transport committee listened to mechanisms about the process of the implementation. They also learned about the vital role of the regulation in organizing the land transport industry.
Al-Rumaih was CEO of the Saudi Railways Company (SAR) from May 2010 to October 2015, and has been chairman of the Saudi Railway Polytechnic since 2015. Previously, he served as deputy CEO of the SAR from July 2008 to April 2010, and vice president of Al-Khaleej for Education and Development from January 2002 to February 2007.
He gained a Ph.D in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado in 1995, and an MBA in finance from the University of Leicester in 2007.
The PTA oversees land, railway and maritime transport in Saudi Arabia, facilitating local and international investment consistent with economic and social development strategies in the Kingdom and Saudi Vision 2030.

 


Saudi drivers take position as final Ad Diriyah showdown kicks off

Updated 54 min 52 sec ago
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Saudi drivers take position as final Ad Diriyah showdown kicks off

  • Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team lined up in the final of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
  • The race is the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars

DUBAI: Two Saudi racers took position as they compete in the final Jaguar race of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship today despite a slight morning weather hiccup.

Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team lined up in the final of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars.

Both local racers made history as the first among the racers to compete in the inaugural Jaguar championship.

“I am really thrilled to represent Saudi and to be part of the first race of Jaguar in front of my home crowd, I very happy to be here. It’s bit tricky out there for us but looking for to it. I want to just enjoy myself and put on a good show,” Bandar said.

Ahmed echoed Bandar’s excitement, “this city circuit is a bit tricky, but we are getting there. I’m very proud to have Formula E and the Jaguar eTROPHY here in Saudi Arabia, hopefully we can create a great weekend,” he said.

Bander (car 12) was 6th on the starting grid and Ahmed (car 24) was 8th out of the pack of 12. Both drivers have been supported by the General Sports Authority (GSA) and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF).

The main ABB FIA Formula E race starts later in the day.