Dr. Waleed bin Abdulrahman Al-Homoodi has been Saudi ambassador to Burkina Faso since September 2016.
Prior to that, he was director general of diplomatic affairs at the protocol department of the Foreign Ministry in Riyadh.
Al-Homoodi has had a long career with the ministry, having served in different positions in Saudi embassies worldwide.
Between 1994 and 2000, he served as deputy consul in Houston, the US. After that, he moved to the UAE, where he was responsible for Saudi citizens’ affairs at the embassy in Abu Dhabi. He served in that position between 2000 and 2003.
Al-Homoodi also worked at the Saudi Embassy in London between 2006 and 2015. He was responsible for Saudi citizens’ affairs, then became head of the consular section.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from King Saud University in Riyadh, and a master’s in futuristic studies from the University of Houston.
Al-Homoodi also holds a Ph.D. in political studies in the Middle East and the Mediterranean from King’s College London.
He held the annual Ramadan iftar in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Saturday. The banquet was attended by Sheikh Omar Yogho, chairman of the Islamic Associations Union in Burkina Faso, and senior officials.
Recently, the president of the National Assembly of the Republic of Burkina Faso, Alassane Bala Sakande, called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.