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.

Dr. Sultan Al-Saleh, director at the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society

Updated 06 June 2020

Dr. Sultan Al-Saleh, director at the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society

Dr. Sultan Al-Saleh has been the director of the heritage department at the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society (SHPS) in Riyadh since August 2018. 

Founded in 2010, the SHPS was established to monitor and encourage public and private initiatives that focus on the preservation of Saudi heritage.

Al-Saleh directs work that focuses on identifying undeveloped and overlooked areas of Kingdom’s cultural legacy, including projects to promote public awareness about the importance of the country’s cultural heritage for present and future generations.

Al-Saleh has both an educational and a practical background in heritage management, at both national and international levels.

As part of his duties at SHPS, Al-Saleh supervises and organizes documentation projects for UNESCO’s heritage lists. He has also represented the Kingdom as part of the Saudi team at several UNESCO meetings. 

In addition to his current post, he has been an event consultant at lastminuteSA in Riyadh since May 2019. He also served as a credit officer at Samba Financial Group in Riyadh from 2005 to 2008.  

He has been a lecturer at King Saud University in Riyadh since 2008, the university where he received his bachelor’s degree in languages and translation in 2005. 

He is also a project management professional with practical knowledge of heritage management methods. He obtained a master’s degree in 2011 in tourism and heritage, focusing on heritage event management, from Université Lumière Lyon 2 in Lyon, France.

He obtained another master’s degree in 2012 from the same university in tourism and heritage management, focusing on engineering and the management of sites and development.

Al-Saleh recently obtained a doctorate in tourism and heritage from Université Libre de Bruxelles (The Free University of Brussels), which is a French-speaking private research university in Belgium.