FaceOf: Ahmad Al-Khateeb, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage

Ahmad Al-Khateeb
Updated 03 January 2019
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FaceOf: Ahmad Al-Khateeb, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage

  • Al-Khateeb also served as the chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI)

Ahmad Al-Khateeb is the newly appointed president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH). 

The SCTH is making great efforts to transform Saudi Arabia into a global tourism hub. It has taken many measures to boost and promote tourist sites across the Kingdom.

Al-Khateeb also served as the chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), chairman of the board of directors of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), as well as chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD). 

He has over 25 years in the financial services and investment sectors, and has particular expertise in establishing, managing and restructuring government and corporate entities. 

Al-Khateeb is a former adviser to the royal court, was the minister of health between 2014 and 2016, and served as the chairman for the Saudi stock company established in 2006, Jadwa Investment.

Al-Khateeb has 23 years of experience in banking. In 1992, he joined Riyad Bank, working in various departments for 11 years and helping to establish the customer investment department. 

In 2003, Al-Khateeb joined Saudi British Bank (SABB) and participated in the establishment of Islamic Banking (Amanah). He then became the bank’s general manager.

Al-Khateeb received his BA in business administration from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, and subsequently a diploma in wealth management from Dalhousie University in Canada. 


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.