Khalid bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer is the Saudi deputy minister of energy, industry and mineral resources.
A civil engineer by trade, Al-Mudaifer previously served as company president and CEO of the Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Maaden) from January 2011 through June 2018.
Al-Mudaifer holds a degree in civil engineering as well as an MBA from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.
This week, he led a delegation from the Kingdom to participate in the Investing in African Mining Exhibition (INDABA), which was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from Feb. 4-7 and was attended by presidents, industry leaders and mining ministers from around the world.
The delegation’s participation follows the launch of a new national mining strategy as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 — a comprehensive strategy based on the pursuit of economic diversification and sustainable growth in the Kingdom.
Al-Mudaifer spent the early years of his career with the Eastern Petrochemical Co. (a SHARQ/SABIC joint venture), where he rose through the ranks to eventually become vice president of the finance department.
He then joined Qassim Cement Co., where — as general manager and board secretary — he oversaw a period of economic growth and “efficiency gains” before joining Maaden in March 2006 as vice president of industrial affairs.
Al-Mudaifer has also served as vice president of Phosphate SBU and new business development and marketing at the Saudi Arabian Mining Co.