FaceOf: Tamader Al-Rammah, Saudi Arabia’s deputy minister of labor and social development

Tamader bin Yousef Al-Rammah
Updated 16 May 2018

FaceOf: Tamader Al-Rammah, Saudi Arabia’s deputy minister of labor and social development

  • Al-Rammah attained a Ph.D. in radiology and medical engineering from Manchester University in 2007

Tamader bin Yousef Al-Rammah has been Saudi Arabia’s deputy minister of labor and social development since February 2018. She is also supervisor of the Social Welfare and Family Agency, and the second Saudi woman to be appointed as deputy minister. 

Al-Rammah also served as Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission representative in 2016.

Al-Rammah attained a Ph.D. in radiology and medical engineering from Manchester University in 2007, a master’s degree in diagnostic radiography from Wales Bangor University in 2003, and a bachelor’s degree in radiology from King Saud University in 1995.

She is an assistant professor at King Saud University in radiology and is an associate scientist in the medical physics department at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. Before that, she used to be a consultant for Saudi scholarship students in Britain.

Al-Rammah stressed the importance of the ministry turning to digital systems, in compliance with the Saudi 2030 vision. This step aims to raise the efficiency of the services provided to the citizens.

During her speech at the inauguration of the Digital Transformation Strategy workshop in Riyadh on Monday, She highlighted the ministry’s commitment to implementing its initiatives and reviewing the services it provides to all beneficiaries. 

Al-Rammah added that the optimal adaptation of electronic technologies will enhance the positive effect of the ministry’s services.

She also said that the ministry’s Digital Transformation Strategy aims to improve the quality of services provided by the ministry, reducing the application fees and adding flexibility to the current systems. This will effectively contribute to improving the services provided to beneficiaries.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.