Saudi Meteorology Authority inaugurates its latest weather forecast centers

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Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said it will establish its first hypothesis on the different weather phenomena. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said it will establish its first hypothesis on the different weather phenomena. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said it will establish its first hypothesis on the different weather phenomena. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said it will establish its first hypothesis on the different weather phenomena. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said it will establish its first hypothesis on the different weather phenomena. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said it will establish its first hypothesis on the different weather phenomena. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said it will establish its first hypothesis on the different weather phenomena. (SPA)
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Saudi Meteorology Authority inaugurates its latest weather forecast centers

JEDDAH: President of The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection, Dr. Khalil Musleh Al-Thaqafi, announced that the authority will establish its first hypothesis on the different weather phenomena within Saudi Arabia, the first of its kind in the Kingdom.
During an inauguration ceremony to open the most recent weather forecast centers entitled the “Management of Analysis and Projections” at the headquarters on Monday, Al-Thaqafi said the authority will work on applying the hypothesis to increase the readiness of government entities.
Al-Thaqafi said the newly-opened center is supplied with the latest technologies, as well as highly qualified national cadres in supplying meteorological services in the authority.
The authority’s head was briefed on new equipments, the progress of meteorological forecasting and the readiness of the management of modern meteorological techniques, radars, meteorological and satellite stations as well as the department’s tasks in providing forecasts, warnings and information to the public.
Al-Thaqafi said during a press conference that the authority will be ready to serve pilgrims during this Hajj season, which as part of its preparations, had been intensifying its efforts and technical capabilities in order to provide the most accurate environmental and meteorological information during the annual pilgrimage.


Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Zamil, chairman, Gulf International Bank (GIB) Saudi Arabia

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Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Zamil, chairman, Gulf International Bank (GIB) Saudi Arabia

Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Zamil is the new chairman of the board of directors of Gulf International Bank (GIB) Saudi Arabia. He was appointed on March 31, 2019.

Al-Zamil has extensive experience in the private sector. He served as the CEO and a board member of Al-Zamil Group, where he began his professional career in 1987, and was promoted to his latest position as CEO in 2009. 

He began as an industrial engineer at Zamil Air Conditioners and subsequently became vice president for sales and marketing and purchasing and materials management. He served as senior vice president and COO of Zamil Industrial Investment Co.

He was awarded his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, US in 1987. In 1992, he obtained his MBA in finance from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

Al-Zamil is a board member of several regional companies, including the General Authority of Civil Aviation, VIVA Bahrain, the Human Resources Development Fund, Gulf International Bank in the UK, and Zamil Steel Industries in Egypt, Vietnam and India. 

He is also the chairman of the board of directors of Saudi Global Ports, LLC (SGP). 

GIB announced on Sunday that it has successfully completed the conversion of its existing branches in Saudi Arabia to a locally incorporated bank.

This makes GIB the first foreign bank in the Kingdom to be locally incorporated. 

“The establishment of GIB Saudi Arabia is an important milestone in the implementation of the bank’s strategy, which remains focused on the expansion of its service offering and position as a leading digital bank and is expected to contribute positively to enhanced performance and profitability,” Al-Zamil said. 

He said that the public investment fund’s contribution and partnership with GIB will enable the bank to accelerate the growth of its operations and customer base in the Kingdom as well as in other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.