FaceOf: Saleh Ali Al-Turki, mayor of Jeddah

FaceOf: Saleh Ali Al-Turki, mayor of Jeddah
Updated 31 July 2018

FaceOf: Saleh Ali Al-Turki, mayor of Jeddah

Saleh Ali Al-Turki is a Saudi Arabian businessman, delegated member of Jeddah Holdings, president and chairman of Nesma Holding Co., president of Mawaddah International Group, Asdaq and Jeddah Head of Al-Birr charity organization. He was appointed mayor of Jeddah province on July 27.

Al-Turki attained a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, US. 

He is also the Honorary Consul of Austria in Jeddah since 2010.

Prior to his role as the new mayor of Jeddah province, Al-Turki served in a number of positions such as the president of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the president of the Council of Saudi Chambers, and was a member of Makkah Regional Council.

In the field of education, he is currently a member of the board of trustees of the University of Prince Mugrin in Madinah, the board of trustees of Dar Al-Hikma University in Jeddah, and a member of the advisory board of Effat University in Jeddah. 

He has previously been a member of the board of trustees of the University of Business and Technology and a member of the advisory board of the Saudi Institute for Research Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

Al-Turki achieved a number of awards, such as the King Salman Award for Young Entrepreneurs and the Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Award for Services to Charity.

He has served in trade for more than 35 years, achieving record successes by building more than 47 companies operating in all fields of the service and contracting sectors. 

According to previous statements, Al-Turki sees the Saudi market as filled with investment opportunities, and that there is a radical difference between the market today and when it started its trade in terms of quality, costs and a large number of competitors on government tenders.


Mohammed Al-Shammary, vice president at Saudi Aramco

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Mohammed Al-Shammary, vice president at Saudi Aramco

Mohammed Al-Shammary is the vice president of Saudi Aramco’s procurement and supply chain management.

He joined Aramco in 1981 and obtained a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of South California in 1987. During his tenure with the company, Al-Shammary has worked primarily in the upstream side of the business at several Aramco oil fields.

From 2000 to 2017, he held various leadership roles with the company, including manager of the Qatif and Abu Sa’fah development department, managing director of the London-based Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd., president and CEO of the Aramco Gulf Operation Company based in Al-Khafji and executive director of Saudi Aramco community services.

Al-Shammary has attended executive education programs at the London Business School and Oxford University.  He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and previously held the position of senior regional vice president for the Middle East for ASIS International.

In his current role, Al-Shammary is responsible for overseeing the inbound corporate supply chain, including the procurement of diversified project construction, operational and maintenance service contracts and the placement of material purchases for strategic and general supply commodities. 

He is also responsible for maximizing localization opportunities for materials and services, the management and control of corporate inventory, overseeing global materials logistics movements.

Speaking at a recent forum of industry leaders held in Dammam, Al-Shammary said the Saudi Aramco provided investment opportunities worth $40 billion to small and medium-size enterprises in the Kingdom. 

He also highlighted the role of Aramco in promoting investment opportunities in the country through different programs particularly in the energy sector.