FaceOf: Tariq Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani, chairman of the Saudi-Japanese Business Council

Tariq Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani
Updated 28 November 2018
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FaceOf: Tariq Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani, chairman of the Saudi-Japanese Business Council

  • Al-Qahtani has led the Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al-Qahtani & Sons Group of Companies since 1992
  • He is one of the richest Arabs in the world

Tariq Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani is chairman of the Saudi-Japanese Business Council at the Council of Saudi Chambers.

He is one of the richest Arabs in the world, and has led the Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al-Qahtani & Sons Group of Companies since 1992.

His father, Sheikh Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al-Qahtani, founded the group in the 1940s as a wholesaler and supplier of food products and materials. 

The group expanded and diversified, becoming one of the largest and most reputable privately owned firms in the Kingdom. It enjoys excellent government and commercial relationships in Saudi Arabia.

It set up in Texas in the 1970s, laying down roots in Europe and other major international locations to broaden its investment portfolio.

The company under Tariq’s stewardship has also come to supply the petrochemical, oil and gas sectors. 

Speaking in Tokyo at the 17th Saudi-Japanese Business Council Forum, he said the body had significantly contributed to the development of bilateral economic relations by helping to enhance investment and trade between the two countries. 

Al-Qahtani said that the value of trade between Saudi Arabia and Japan reached about $32 billion last year. 

He urged the Japanese to seize investment opportunities in the Kingdom. Tariq holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign trade from St. Petersburg College, Florida.


Saudi justice ministry launches 15 new e-services to streamline procedures

Updated 20 September 2019

Saudi justice ministry launches 15 new e-services to streamline procedures

RIYADH: Saudi Justice Minister Dr. Walid Al-Samaani has ordered the launching of a package of development services in the enforcement sector, aiming at facilitating the procedures for beneficiaries.
The new services target both the claimant (or the claimant’s representative) and the defendant, where the application is referred to the enforcement panel and treated without the need to visit the enforcement courts and panels.
The ministry said the enforcement sector includes several services’ development programs that aim at finding innovative technical solutions and promoting the digital capacities of enforcement courts, to help beneficiaries and facilitate their procedures. These development programs are in line with the ministry’s systematic move toward digital transformation.
The ministry said the new services aim at expediting and automating the procedures and saving beneficiaries effort, time and money.
The package includes several services, such as informing the defendant of the enforcement order against them and the issuance of visit, custody and eviction orders.
To benefit from these services, beneficiaries can visit the website https://najiz.moj.gov.sa, sign in to their account and click on the “My Applications” icon.