Munir Mohammed Nasser, chairman of Madinah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Munir Mohammed Nasser
Updated 30 June 2019

Munir Mohammed Nasser, chairman of Madinah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Munir Mohammed Nasser has been the chairman of Madinah’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2016.

He recently spoke at the World Franchise Exhibition held at the chamber’s exhibition center in Madinah, which promotes local talent and products, and gathers international brands to develop investment in the province.

He told the exhibition that franchising is the fastest-growing non-oil sector in the Middle East region with a market value of $30 billion and an annual growth rate of 27 percent.

The event, which the chamber organized in cooperation with Three Dimensions for Events and Exhibitions, coincides with the UN’s Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day.

Nasser is the vice president of the Council of Saudi Chambers and chairman of the contractors commission at the Madinah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He is also on the board of the Patients’ Friends Committee, Madinah Equestrian Square, Madinah Gifted Students Care Center, Jobs Localization Committee and the Madinah Charity Foundation.

Previously, he was the director of the construction company, Saudi Binladin Group, in Madinah.

He also was a branch director of the Taiba Jewelry Co., and the Madinah Investment and Development Co.

Nasser holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah.


Saudi authorities arrest coronavirus curfew violator after posting haircut video

Updated 01 April 2020

Saudi authorities arrest coronavirus curfew violator after posting haircut video

  • Saudi prosecutor warned of legal consequences earlier
  • Violators could be fined up to $796,880 and jailed for up to 5 years

DUBAI: Saudi police arrested a man in Al-Qassim who violated coronavirus regulations by bringing a barber into his home, state news agency SPA reported.
Videos circulating on social media showed the man as he asked a barber to come into his house after authorities temporarily closed down barber shops and salons to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Saudi public prosecutor has previously warned that anyone posting content on social media, including photos or videos showing curfew violations, or the flouting of any rules enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 face prosecution.
In a message posted on Twitter, the bureau said that perpetrators will be charged under Article Six of the Information Crime Prevention Law, which carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $796,880. 
The punishment will be applied to violators but informers will not be questioned, it added.