Dr. Khalid bin Sulaiman Al-Khudairy, vice chairman of the Saudi Fund for Development

Dr. Khalid bin Sulaiman Al-Khudairy
Updated 06 July 2019

Dr. Khalid bin Sulaiman Al-Khudairy, vice chairman of the Saudi Fund for Development

Dr. Khalid bin Sulaiman Al-Khudairy is the vice chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Fund for Development. He is also executive director of the board of the World Bank Group, representing Saudi Arabia since Nov. 1, 2014.

Al-Khudairy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from King Saud University, a master’s degree in economics from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in economics.

Prior to his current position, Al-Khudairy was an economic adviser in the division of international organizations and financial institutions at the Ministry of Finance from 2008 to 2009.

He also worked as an economist from 2002 to 2004 and an accounts analyst from 1993 to 2000.

Al-Khudairy was an instructor at Colorado State University from 2006 to 2007.

He worked as an accountant and auditor in the Grain Silos and Flour Mills Organization in Riyadh from 1989 to 1993. 

Recently, Al-Khudairy signed an agreement with Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohamad Eses to finance government schools in Jordan. The deal will see around $50 million pumped into the Jordanian education sector.

He said that the agreement is an extension of the sincere efforts exerted by the government of Saudi Arabia to support development projects implemented by the Jordanian government.


Saudi Arabia tells UN: We are promoting sustainable methods in housing

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Saudi Arabia tells UN: We are promoting sustainable methods in housing

JEDDAH: The Saudi Green Building Forum (SGBF) has shown that its mission aligns with the UN Commission for Social Development. 
A SGBF delegation attended the 58th session of the commission at UN headquarters in New York City on Wednesday.
The SGBF demonstrated its commitment to affordable housing through environmentally sustainable practices.
“The SGBF supports the integration of affordable housing within urban developments, architectural design and use of materials that support occupants’ wellbeing, and minimizing construction waste through efficient methods,” said Faisal Al-Fadl, SGBF chair representative to the UN.
Al-Fadl told Arab News: “Saudi Arabia is addressing key messages on clean energy and is focusing on a low-carbon, resource-efficient, inclusive circular economy and building systems addressing these core issues.
“The Kingdom is complying with the principle of sustainability and is helping to advance the resilience of our cities.”
The UN Commission for Social Development’s role is to monitor national and global socioeconomic trends, identify emerging issues and assess their implications for social policy at the national and international levels.
The session reviewed some of the social challenges of implementing the 2030 Agenda, with a focus on issues relevant to the three core social development goals identified at the World Summit for Social Development. 
The goals are eradicating poverty, promoting productive employment and decent work and promoting social inclusion.
The SGBF’s mission focuses on the resilience of city development practices within affordable housing developments to minimize negative impacts on the planet and citizens.
The forum addressed the practices of green systems and sustainable development in the Arab world. It said it will continue to work with the commission to support new resolutions on social and development issues, including the first-ever text on homelessness to be approved by a UN intergovernmental body.