FaceOf: Bader Al-Asaker, secretary-general of Misk Foundation

Bader Al-Asaker
Updated 28 May 2018

FaceOf: Bader Al-Asaker, secretary-general of Misk Foundation

  • Al-Asaker is also the secretary-general of the King Salman Youth Center

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation, commonly known as Misk, is a non-profit foundation devoted to cultivating learning and leadership in Saudi youth.

The Misk Innovation initiative is currently taking part in the International Technology Fair “VivaTech” in Paris.

This is the first participation of its kind to support the emerging technological creations of a number of innovators from the Kingdom’s youth.

In its pavilion, Misk presented seven technological innovations in various fields, including those that serve the hearing-impaired through technical support, the aviation industry, automotive electronic solutions, road safety, Arabic and international media monitoring, and the perfume industry.

Bader Al-Asaker is the secretary-general of Misk Foundation.  Al-Asaker is also the secretary-general of the King Salman Youth Center. 

Al-Asaker is also head of the private office for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the rank of minister since he was appointed by a royal decree in July 2017.

He is a member of the Council of Saudi Chambers, and a member of the Youth Business Committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh.

He is also the deputy general director of Alasaker for Electronic Systems and AC in Riyadh, which was established in 1980 and has around 10 branches in Riyadh city. He is also a member of the board of directors of Riyadh Schools and has previously served as deputy CEO of Salhia Dates and Sweets Co.

Al-Asaker holds a bachelor’s degree from King Saud University, Riyadh. He has a profound influence on the social networking platforms especially Twitter, where he is followed up on his personal account by more than 1 million users. 

Businesses in Saudi Arabia face repercussions for ignoring COVID-19 regulations

Updated 23 October 2020

Businesses in Saudi Arabia face repercussions for ignoring COVID-19 regulations

JEDDAH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has referred five establishments under its supervision to the Ministry of Interior due to their failure to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures.
The FDA announced that violations were detected during inspection visits to a factory and four warehouses in Jeddah. The violations were reported to the Interior Ministry to take action against violators.
The violations include a lack of commitment to safety instructions such as taking employee and customers’ temperature prior to entering the facility, wearing face-masks and securing sanitizers in designated places.
The authority had previously issued a detailed guidebook that addresses preventive requirements to help facilities of food, drugs, cosmetic and medical equipments to limit the virus outbreak.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry continues its inspection campaign — in place since the virus outbreak — on private health facilities to ensure compliance with precautionary and social distancing measures, where violators are to be referred to the concerned authorities.
Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly warned on Twitter against a second wave of COVID-19 in the Kingdom. “If we do not all adhere to the preventive measures and if the lack of cooperation and loosening of commitment continues, then we will be at risk of a second wave and an increase in case numbers,” he said. “We do not want to reach this stage.”
“The steps to prevent that are simple; wear a mask, keep a safe space, wash or sanitize your hands, take a test when you contact a confirmed case or witness symptoms in yourself.”
Saudi Arabia reported 401 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, meaning that 343,774 people have now contracted the disease. There are 8,343 active cases receiving medical care, while 791 are in critical condition.
In addition, 466 patients have recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 330,181.
The ministry also announced 15 new COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday. The death toll now stands at 5,250.
Saudi Arabia has so far conducted 7,562,663 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, with 53,523 carried out in the past 24 hours.