FaceOf: Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Salem, director general of KSA’s MODON

Updated 09 October 2018

FaceOf: Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Salem, director general of KSA’s MODON

  • Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Salem holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Saud University and master’s degrees in business administration from Thunderbird University, US
  • The Kingdom is also witnessing a remarkable demand in industrial investment after intensified efforts by the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) and other government agencies

Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Salem is the director general at Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON). 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Saud University and master’s degrees in business administration from Thunderbird University, US.

Al-Salem has more than 22 years of experience in the field of industrial development and research and development. He has held many executive leadership positions, the last of which was serving as president of the National Program for the Development of Industrial Clusters. He also worked in the Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), where he took part in many tasks related to research and technology development, initial operation of factories, and was responsible for establishing research and development institutions for chemicals and polymers in the Kingdom, the US, India, and China.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday pledged to invest SR500 billion ($133.3 billion) in various industrial, service, and logistics projects and contracts, which will go a long way in cutting its dependence on oil and further diversifying their national economy. 

The Kingdom is also witnessing a remarkable demand in industrial investment after intensified efforts by the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) and other government agencies.

MODON’s new identity and strategy were unveiled at a conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh this week. 

MODON’s new strategy, which is in line with the directives of King Salman, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, will enable the Kingdom to provide employment opportunities to young Saudis among other benefits. 

According to Al-Salim, the new identity of MODON represents all the values that it aspires to achieve and its constant efforts to provide the best and latest services. 

He said: “Saudi Arabia is witnessing rapid changes in various sectors, especially in economic aspects, based on its orientation to implement the objectives of the National Transition Program 2020 and realizing Vision 2030.” 


Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs reopens at 30% capacity 

Updated 30 min 55 sec ago

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs reopens at 30% capacity 

  • Employees will be required to communicate via email and telephone and use remote video calling

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs reopened its offices across the Kingdom on Sunday with strict measures in place to keep the spread of the coronavirus under control, Saudi state agency SPA reported.  
Offices within the ministry will be working at a 30% capacity where employees will be required to have a minimum of a two-meter distance from each other, wear face masks, wash their hands regularly and not share office tools. 
Employees will be required to communicate via email and telephone and use remote video calling for meetings and workshops.  
The ministry announced that it had prepared workplaces in the ministry’s office and its branches for recommencement of work. 
The ministry and its branches have also completed sterilization, cleaning and maintenance operations. 
Upon entering the offices, employees will have their temperatures checked and those with a high temperature will be referred to the ministry of health immediately. 
Those who violate the measures will not be permitted entry.