FaceOf:  Adel Al-Eisa, media spokesman at the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority

Updated 28 January 2019

FaceOf:  Adel Al-Eisa, media spokesman at the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority

Adel Al-Eisa has been the media spokesman for insurance companies at the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority (SAMA) since January 2015, and chairman of the Media and Awareness Committee since January 2018. 

He is also a founding partner of Dar Al-Esnad Training Co. The company is specialized in insurance training based in Riyadh since 2016. 

Previously, Al-Eisa served as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Solidarity Saudi Takaful Company based in Riyadh between 2012 and 2015.

He also worked as the vice president of technical and acting CEO and as a technical manager between 2011 and 2012 at the same company.

Al-Eisa spent more than 18 years at Tawuniya Company for Cooperative Insurance in different capacities such as facultative inward manager between 2004 and 2007, and senior manager at the Facultative Reinsurance Department between 2007 and 2011. 

Al-Eisa holds a bachelor’s degree in operational research from King Saud University in Riyadh. He also holds a professional insurance certificate from the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance in Manama, Bahrain. 

SAMA is organizing an event on insurance protections and sustainability in March. It will be the largest gathering of Saudi insurance companies and the wider Gulf region to be held under the patronage of SAMA Gov. Ahmed Abdulkarim Al-Kholifey. 

The two-day Insurance Symposium (SIS) will see more than 1,000 specialists and insurance executives gather under one roof to discuss the prospects and challenges of the sector.

 “The symposium comes at a time in which there is strong public awareness of the importance of the role played by the Saudi insurance sector with regards to the economic transformation the Kingdom is currently undergoing,” said Al-Eisa. 

Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019

Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.