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.