FaceOf: Dr. Muadi Al-Madhhab, Saudi Shoura Council member

Dr. Muadi Al-Madhhab
Updated 08 November 2018
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FaceOf: Dr. Muadi Al-Madhhab, Saudi Shoura Council member

  • Al-Madhhab attained a bachelor’s degree in administrative sciences from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah
  • After serving as a faculty staff member at King Saud University in Riyadh, he took a master’s degree in public administration from the American University in Washington and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. 

Dr. Muadi Al-Madhhab is a member of the Saudi Shoura Council. It is the formal advisory board in the Kingdom. As a Shoura Council member since 2016, Al-Madhhab has supported the proposal and the drafting of numerous laws to the king for approval.

On Tuesday, the Shoura Council approved draft regulation to help protect informants, witnesses, experts and victims. This 39-article document aims to protect informants from attacks or threats in order to pave the way for them to come forward and disclose information. 

Al-Madhhab said: “The 39 articles cover aspects suggested by both the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Economy and Planning. They aim to protect whistleblowers who are reporting cases of corruption. In most cases those informants face managerial abuse, harassment and threats for coming forward with the truth.” 

If the draft resolution is approved by the king, it will apply to all governmental and private sectors. Al-Madhhab believes that it will help to build trust and encourage transparency and integrity.

Al-Madhhab attained a bachelor’s degree in administrative sciences from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. After serving as a faculty staff member at King Saud University in Riyadh, he took a master’s degree in public administration from the American University in Washington and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. 

Before serving as a member of the Shoura Council, Al-Madhhab was the dean of the College of Administrative and Human Sciences, as well as the dean of the faculty of business administration at King Saud University from 2009 to 2016. 


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.