FaceOf: Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz, executive director at the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee

Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz
Updated 02 September 2018

FaceOf: Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz, executive director at the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee

Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz is the executive director of international relations for the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee since October 2017.
He is also the president’s adviser of Olympic Committees and Federations at the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees since November 2016, and a member of International Relations Commission at the union.
Prince Fahd also served as the president’s adviser of international relations at the Saudi Sports Authority between 2015 and 2017, and as a legal adviser to the general presidency and later as an international relations adviser at the General Presidency of Youth Welfare between 2007 and 2014.
He has a bachelor’s degree in law from King Saud University. He obtained an MBA in international relations from the University of Wales in 2012.
In 2015, he received an executive master’s degree in sports organization management from the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He received his secondary education at Riyadh Schools for Boys and Girls and graduated in 2003.
The prince was the head of the Saudi delegation to the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, where Saudi athletes won one gold medal, two silver, and three bronze.
On Thursday, Prince Fahd held a meeting with Shaikha Hayat Al-Khalifa, member of the Bahraini National Olympic Committee, on the sidelines of athletic competitions at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) stadium.


Saudi Arabia’s Alkhobar becomes international role model for business continuity

Sultan Al-Zaidi (L) and Fahad Al-Jubeir.
Updated 21 September 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Alkhobar becomes international role model for business continuity

  • Alkhobar has pushed for a paperless municipality and emphasized the introduction of online services for residents

JEDDAH: Alkhobar municipality, along with Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company Siemens, has been hailed as a role model for management excellence and business continuity.
The municipality has been awarded international certification for its excellence in managing crises and risks under difficult circumstances, in recognition of its administrative achievements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quality Austria (QA) awarded Alkhobar Municipality and Siemens with ISO 22301 and ISO 9001 certificates, which are concerned with business continuity management, especially during the pandemic.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent and nongovernmental body. Its standards are internationally agreed by experts and are seen as the best way of doing something.
Alkhobar has pushed for a paperless municipality and emphasized the introduction of online services for residents.
Its mayor, Sultan bin Hamid Al-Zaidi, said that the municipality’s ISO achievement was in line with achieving the goals of the Eastern Province municipality. He added that the aim was to make Alkhobar a distinguished city, like other places in the province.
The Mayor of the Eastern Province, Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Jubeir, said that municipalities were keen to implement the most advanced administrative systems and provide the best services to beneficiaries.
“This comes in line with the objectives of municipal transformation, part of the National Transformation Program 2020 of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan which states that the Kingdom, with its outputs and services, should provide an international role model of quality and mastery, and raise the level of services provided by services and economic development agencies and enterprises,” Al-Jubeir told Arab News.

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Business continuity was primarily done through strategic planning and taking into account the different local factors and needs of provinces and municipalities.

He added that the municipality had launched initiatives and programs seeking to make the Eastern Province and its governorates pioneers in administrative and service qualities, as well as improving public services.
According to QA’s regional manager, Dr. Mohamed Hassan, business continuity was primarily done through strategic planning and taking into account the different local factors and needs of provinces and municipalities.
“These instructions are then transformed into applicable programs and strategies at the amana (provincial government) level,” he wrote in an article. “Since the Eastern Province is, in this respect, the leading province in the Kingdom, the guidelines are finalized in consultation with the EP’s mayor, Fahad Al-Jubeir.”
The article gave examples of Alkhobar’s strategic emergency plans and said it had made arrangements with companies such as Al-Yamama for the prevention of damage from flash floods or storms.
It added that other public contractors, such as Nabatat, ensured that green spaces and parks in the city remained relaxing destinations for people, even on exceptionally hot summer days.
“A successful example of service digitization is the Balady software, which makes all municipality services available to citizens online. Moreover, the Balagat software offers a service in which complaints and suggestions from citizens can be reported and followed up online,” the article said. “If a complaint is not solved within 24 hours, it is automatically forwarded to the mayor of the Eastern Province, Al-Jubeir.”
The ministry’s foresight in initiating plans and preparations, the online software systems used and the high-quality standards in the municipality all helped in increasing the effectiveness of the business continuity management system.