FaceOf: Hossam bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Anqari, president of the Saudi General Auditing Bureau

Hossam bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Anqari. (SPA)
Updated 22 July 2018

FaceOf: Hossam bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Anqari, president of the Saudi General Auditing Bureau

  • Al-Anqari recently led GAB’s delegation to the high-level meeting of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions

Hossam bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Anqari has been president of the General Auditing Bureau (GAB) since May 2016 with the rank of minister. He has also been a member of the Saudi Shoura Council since 2013.

Al-Anqari is also a professor of economics at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah. He has published around 50 papers, articles and monographs in English and Arabic in his field, in addition to two books. 

He has also participated in several conferences and forums related to administrative sciences and the areas of accounting and auditing in Saudi Arabia and abroad. He was born in Riyadh, on Nov. 13, 1966. His father was Abdul Mohsen Al-Anqari, who was a businessman, a co-founder, and owner of Al-Anqari Holding Co.

In 1991, he received his bachelor’s degree from the accounting department of the faculty of economics and administration at King Abdul Aziz University. He then joined the department as a lecturer.

After he received his Ph.D. from the University of Essex, UK, in accounting and financial management, he was appointed as an associate professor at the Department of Accounting at King Abdul Aziz University in 2000. 

In 2009 he became dean of the faculty of economics and administration for two terms. He was also acting dean of the faculty of law during the same period.

Al-Anqari recently led GAB’s delegation to the high-level meeting of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).

A two-day meeting, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council in cooperation with INTOSAI, discussed the contributions of supreme audit institutions to the implementation of the objectives of sustainable development goals.


Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 8 min 22 sec ago

Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

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

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

No one was hurt in the incodent the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

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