Saudi education minister adopts new organizational structure

Secondary students sit for an exam in a government school in Riyadh. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 04 September 2018
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Saudi education minister adopts new organizational structure

  • The new organizational structure includes 10 agencies, along with supporting agencies and 54 public administrations

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s education minister has approved a new organizational structure for the ministry, which included integration, cancelation and the creation of a number of agencies to achieve integrated work and facilitate task performance.
The new organizational structure includes 10 agencies, along with supporting agencies and 54 public administrations.
As per the new changes approved by the education minister, Ahmad bin Mohammad Al Eissa, both the boys education agency and the girls agency will be integrated under one umbrella, the Educational Performance Agency.
The Higher Education Agency for Universities has been named the Agency of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Also, the decision includes establishing a Parallel Education Agency specialized for talents, special education and qualitative initiatives, as well as Saudi schools abroad. In addition to Human Resources and Financial Management agencies.
The new structuring included renaming a number of public administrations associated with the education minister.


FaceOf: Kamel Al-Munajjed, chairman of the Saudi-Indian Business Council

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FaceOf: Kamel Al-Munajjed, chairman of the Saudi-Indian Business Council

  • After working for several years as a systems engineer, Al-Munajjed became head of investment and private banking at Saudi Fransi Bank, from 1988 to 1993
  • He earned his bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut, and his MBA from the Abu Dhabi campus of the international business school INSEAD

Kamel Al-Munajjed is the chairman of the Saudi-Indian Business Council. 

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut, and his MBA from the Abu Dhabi campus of the international business school INSEAD. As well as working for the Saudi-Indian Business Council, he is also a managing partner at Urjuan Real Estate Development and Investment Co. 

After working for several years as a systems engineer, Al-Munajjed became head of investment and private banking at Saudi Fransi Bank, from 1988 to 1993. 

For the next 11 years, he served as vice president of Al-Munajem Group, and in 2006 he became chairman of the Saudi-French Business Council. He became chairman of SHUAA Capital in 2012, leaving the financial services provider in 2015.

On Thursday, the Saudi-Indian Business Council held a joint meeting chaired by the head of the Council of Saudi Chambers, Dr. Sami Al-Obaidi.

The forum discussed many ongoing areas of business between the Kingdom’s various chambers of commerce, as well as ways of coordinating trips by representatives between India and Saudi Arabia for investment in the oil and gas industries. Tourism, mineral extraction, health care, information technology and other infrastructure projects were also discussed.

In a statement, Al-Munajjed praised the bilateral relations between Riyadh and New Delhi, adding that the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to India this week was a positive indicator for Saudi companies looking to invest in the subcontinent.