FaceOf: Shaima Hamidaddin, executive manager of the Misk Global Forum

Shaima Hamidaddin
Updated 15 November 2018

FaceOf: Shaima Hamidaddin, executive manager of the Misk Global Forum

  • Before joining Misk, Hamidaddin worked as the business development manager at King Salman Youth Center between 2012 and 2015
  • Hamidaddin said that the Misk foundation plays a complementary role by bridging gaps and working with partners to help equip young people with skills

Shaima Hamidaddin has been the executive manager of the Misk Global Forum since its inception in 2016. 

Hamidaddin is the first woman to work at the Misk Foundation, where she served as the business development manager between 2012 and 2016 before becoming the executive manager of the global unit. She joined the foundation in 2011. 

Before joining Misk, Hamidaddin worked as the business development manager at King Salman Youth Center between 2012 and 2015. 

She also worked as an assistant brand manager for two years at Al Safi Danone, a market leader in dairy products in Saudi Arabia and across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. She was also a business development executive at Bin Hendi Enterprises. 

Hamidaddin holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Sharjah. She also attended the management acceleration program in business administration and management at INSEAD graduate business school. 

The third annual Misk Global Forum, a two-day event, opened on Wednesday in Riyadh, with opening remarks by Hamidaddin.

“We want you to be inspired, not just by our speakers, but by your fellow guests,” Hamidaddin said. She said that people were already more globally connected than ever before through technology, but urged collaboration and interaction between speakers and guests from different cultures at the forum. “We must seize the opportunity for uniquely human collaboration,” she said.

Hamidaddin said that the Misk foundation plays a complementary role by bridging gaps and working with partners to help equip young people with skills. 


Turki Al-Khalaif, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Entrustment and Liquidation Center

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Turki Al-Khalaif, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Entrustment and Liquidation Center

Turki Al-Khalaif has been CEO of the Entrustment and Liquidation Center (Infath) since December 2019.

He also worked as managing director at Infath from April 2019 to December 2019.

Al-Khalaif gained his bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2003.

He received a high diploma in private equity from the London Business School in 2009 and an MBA in general management from the University of Hull in the UK in 2010.

Al-Khalaif also completed a master’s degree in investments analysis at the University of Stirling, Scotland, in 2011.

Before his current position, he worked as a financial analyst at Samba Financial Group, Alkhobar, from March 2003 to March 2004.

He also worked as an accounting assistance manager at Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Corp., Qassim, between March 2004 and February 2009.

Al-Khalaif worked as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley, Glasgow, between August 2010 and July 2011.

He also worked as CFO of the Warehousing & Logistics Services Co., Riyadh, from March 2013 to March 2015, and was an internal audit committee member and investment audit committee member from March 2013 to December 2017.

He was vice president of strategic and business development at Cayan Group in Riyadh and Dubai between March 2015 and January 2018.

Al-Khalaif was also ministerial adviser for the real estate contributions committee at the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, Riyadh, between October 2017 and October 2018.

He then became chief investment officer of the National Housing Co., Riyadh, from January 2018 to March 2019.