FaceOf: Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Meshari, secretary-general of the Council of Saudi Chambers

Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Meshari
Updated 17 May 2018

FaceOf: Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Meshari, secretary-general of the Council of Saudi Chambers

  • Over the past 17 years, Al-Meshari has occupied the posts of assistant secretary-general for executive affairs, and assistant secretary-general for legal and administrative affairs at CSC
  • He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in law from George Washington University Law School in the US

Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Meshari is secretary-general of the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC). 

Over the past 17 years, Al-Meshari has occupied the posts of assistant secretary-general for executive affairs, and assistant secretary-general for legal and administrative affairs at CSC. 

During this time he managed to enhance the secretariat’s leading role in offering legal consultation and trade-related studies to the Saudi business sector and chambers of commerce.

He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in law from George Washington University Law School in the US. 

Al-Meshari recently held a meeting with the Saudi ambassador to Venezuela, Saad Al-Saad, on ways of enhancing the economic and trade relations between Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. 

He raised the importance of developing trade and investment with Venezuela through the exchange of trade delegations, economic information about markets, production, and current investment opportunities that are available. 

The CSC was formed by royal decree in 1980, with the aim of observing the common interests of all 28 Saudi Chambers, as well as representing them on both the local and international stage. 

Having been appointed secretary-general in 2016, Al-Meshari has been tasked with carrying out CSC’s vision of assisting in the development of the national economy through the role of the private sector. 

Before his career with CSC, Al-Meshari’s occupations included: Assistant professor in the Institute of Public Administration; legal adviser for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and ExxonMobil; and a part-time adviser to the Ministry of Energy Industry and Minerals.


Car crashes into door at Makkah Grand Mosque door; police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

Updated 31 October 2020

Car crashes into door at Makkah Grand Mosque door; police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Saudi security authorities arrested a man who crashed his car into one of the doors of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah on Friday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced early Saturday.

The car was running at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, the SPA said, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m.

 

"Thanks to God, no one was hurt," said the report.

It said investigators have found that the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen "in an abnormal condition." 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.