Faceof: Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli,  Saudi minister of environment, water and agriculture

Updated 11 November 2018
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Faceof: Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli,  Saudi minister of environment, water and agriculture

Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli has been the Saudi minister of environment, water and agriculture since January 2015. 

He is also board chairman of several institutions including the National Water Company, the Saudi Grains Organization, the Agriculture Development Fund, the Saudi Wildlife Authority, and the General Authority of Meteorology and Environment Protection.

Al-Fadhli worked in the petroleum industries sector for 13 years before joining Almarai food company as general manager and deputy CEO of its main factories in Al-Kharj in 1996.

In 2000, he became the CEO of Almarai and served in that position until 2015. During his tenure, he successfully transformed Almarai from a local company into the largest producer and distributor of food products in the region.

Moreover, Al-Fadhli was chairperson of International Dairy and Juice, an alliance between Almarai and Pepsico companies, as well as the Dairy and Food Polytechnic, co-established between Almarai and the Technical & Vocational Training Corporation to indigenize the dairy industry.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Saud University in Jeddah.

Recently, Al-Fadhli gave a speech during the awards ceremony of the eighth edition of the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz International Prize for Water at the UN headquarters in New York.

He highlighted the quantum leap the Kingdom has witnessed in the field of water conservation and the efforts exerted by the ministry, as well as the importance of the prize in supporting the great efforts made by Saudi Arabia to address and reduce water scarcity.


Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

Updated 16 July 2019
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Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

CAIRO: Dr. Khalid Al-Ghamdi, chairman of the Arab Media Standing Committee and general supervisor of foreign media at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media, called for coordinated Arab efforts to overcome regional challenges particularly the Palestinian issue and terrorism.
Al-Ghamdi was presiding over the committee’s 93rd session held at Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo on Sunday.
He said the meeting discussed a number of key issues including the Arab Media Charter of Honor. It was, Al-Ghamdi said, a continuation of previous meetings to discuss their outcomes and review the results in the light of proposals put forward by different member Arab countries.
The meeting was also attended by Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General for Social Affairs Ambassador Badr El-Din Alali, Counselor Fawzi Al-Ghwail, director of the technical department of the Council of Arab Information Ministers, representatives of Arab member states, representatives of Arab information ministries and the heads of Arab media agencies and institutions.
Alali said the Palestinian question continues to remain the main issue in addition to the terrorist threats, sustainable development and the Arab image in the West.
“Implementing the Arab Media Strategy and improving media practices using the latest technologies is vital for media to effectively contributing to awareness programs and supporting the region’s vital issues.”
He said the inclusion of the Arab Media Charter of Honor and media education to the agenda is of great importance.
He also express resolve to counter the phenomenon of fake news and that the Arab media is serious about countering this problem.