Ali bin Nasser Al-Assiri, director general of the e-government program Yesser

Ali bin Nasser Al-Assiri
Updated 12 July 2019

Ali bin Nasser Al-Assiri, director general of the e-government program Yesser

Ali bin Nasser Al-Assiri has been the director general of the e-government program Yesser since November 2017.

He has a wide range of experiences in communications and information technology, in addition to business development and technological solutions, having worked at, among others, Huawei Technologies Co., Saudi Telecom Co., and CISCO systems.

Al-Assiri obtained his bachelor’s degree in computing from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, as well as having earned a series of qualifications in fields ranging from project management and business development to interconnected networks.

Yesser enables and motivates government agencies to achieve sustainable progress. The program seeks to improve efficiency, develop resource capacities, and ensure the transfer of expertise and know-how throughout various departments.

Recently, Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Abdallah Al-Mouallimi received Al-Assiri for a meeting at his offices in New York, where the pair reviewed the efforts of the program to empower and provide digital government services to citizens and government agencies.

It was held on the sidelines of a series of talks between a Yesser delegation and the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs to discuss ways of enhancing cooperation between the UN and the Kingdom.


Saudi Arabia delays May crude prices until after OPEC+ meeting

Updated 05 April 2020

Saudi Arabia delays May crude prices until after OPEC+ meeting

  • OPEC and allies are due to meet on Thursday to discuss a possible new global crude supply cut

DUBAI: Saudi Aramco will delay the release of its crude official selling prices (OSP) for May until April 10 to wait for the outcome of a meeting between OPEC and its allies regarding possible output cuts, a senior Saudi source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
"It is an unprecedented measure that has not been taken by Aramco before. May OSPs will depend on how the OPEC+ meeting concludes. We are doing what we can to make it successful, including taking this extraordinary step to delay the OSPs," the Saudi source said.
Saudi Aramco typically issues its OSPs by the 5th of each month, setting the trend for Iranian, Kuwaiti and Iraqi prices and affecting more than 12 million barrels of oil per day bound for Asia.
OPEC and allies are due to meet on Thursday to discuss a possible new global crude supply cut to end a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia which has prompted US President Donald Trump to intervene.
The Saudi source said that Riyadh wants to avoid a repeat of the outcome of a March meeting where oil talks collapsed between OPEC and allies "due to Russia's lack of cooperation with the rest of OPEC+ participants".
Coordinated cuts between OPEC members and others led by Russia expired on March 31 having helped support crude prices since they began in January 2017.
The OPEC+ meeting was initially due for Monday, but was postponed to April 9 "to allow for more time to reach out to all producers including OPEC+ and others," the Saudi source said.