Anif bin Ahmed Abanmi, president of Saudi Post

Anif bin Ahmed Abanmi
Updated 06 June 2019
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Anif bin Ahmed Abanmi, president of Saudi Post

Anif bin Ahmed Abanmi has been the president of Saudi Post since December 2018. He has also been the vice president of Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) for the operations sector since March 2018.

Abanmi attained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1998, and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the same university in 2000.

He completed his executive courses; financial affairs program from INSEAD, France in 2015 and digital business leadership from Columbia University in 2017.

Abanmi’s previous work experience at STC includes working as the director of the technical sales department from 2004 to 2008, as director of planning, performance and business development from 2008 to 2010, and as member of the executive committee and member of the audit committee of the STC Channels from 2017 to 2018.

Saudi Post employees recently came up with the idea of delivering postal items to customers before the Eid prayer, especially as some parcels included Eid-related items.

Abanami said that planning and cooperation between employees was the most important factor in achieving the goal. The missions were discharged by a group of young leaders who have worked as one team overcoming time constraints, Abanmi said.

He noted that future development plans include infrastructure investment in active postal logistic services in distribution, handling, techniques and tools that would increase the effectiveness of the system.


Pompeo meets with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for talks on Aramco attacks

Updated 15 min 16 sec ago

Pompeo meets with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for talks on Aramco attacks

  • Pompeo described the drone and cruise missile strikes on Saturday as an 'Iranian attack'
  • Pompeo was met at Jeddah airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf. 

JEDDAH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday described strikes on key Saudi oil installations as an “act of war” as he landed in Jeddah to meet with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Pompeo described the drone and cruise missile strikes on Saturday as an “Iranian attack”.

He said it had not come from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militants and that there was no evidence the attacks had been launched from Iraq.

"This is an attack of a scale we've just not seen before," he added.

Pompeo was met at Jeddah airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf.

Pompeo's visit comes as President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after Saudi Arabia's display of remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in the I that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

"There are many options. There's the ultimate option and there are options that are a lot less than that. And we'll see," Trump told reporters in Los Angeles. "I'm saying the ultimate option meaning go in — war."

Trump, who earlier said on Twitter that he had ordered the US Treasury to "substantially increase" sanctions on Iran, told reporters the unspecified, punitive economic measures would be unveiled within 48 hours.

Trump's tweet followed repeated US assertions that the Islamic Republic was behind Saturday's attack on Aramco facilities and came hours after Saudi Arabia said the strike was a "test of global will."

Earlier on Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had spoken with US President Donald Trump about the Aramco attack, and agreed that Iran must not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon.

Also on Wednesday, Kuwait's army released a statement announcing it was raising its preparedness level for some units, given the tensions in the Middle East region.