Dr. Khalid bin Abdulqader Al-Ghamdi, general supervisor at the Saudi Ministry of Media

Dr. Khalid bin Abdulqader Al-Ghamdi
Updated 16 July 2019

Dr. Khalid bin Abdulqader Al-Ghamdi, general supervisor at the Saudi Ministry of Media

Dr. Khalid bin Abdulqader Al-Ghamdi is the general supervisor of foreign media at the Saudi Ministry of Media. He is also the chairman of Arab Media Standing Committee at the Arab League.

Al-Ghamdi is also an assistant professor at the department of industrial engineering at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah.

He also serves as the vice dean of the Research and Consulting Institute at King Abdul Aziz University and the deputy CEO of Jeddah Valley Technical Co.

Before that he worked as a graduate assistant at King Abdul Aziz University between 2002 and 2004. Later, he went to the UK to pursue his postgraduate studies.

Before pursuing a career as an academic, Al-Ghamdi served as an industrial engineer at Saudi Arabian Airlines in Jeddah between 2000 and 2002.

Al-Ghamdi holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the College of Engineering, King Abdul Aziz University.

He received his master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the department of manufacturing engineering at the School of Engineering, the University of Birmingham in the UK.

Al-Ghamdi is also an honorary research fellow in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

During a meeting of the Arab Media Standing Committee at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Sunday, Al-Ghamdi called for coordinated Arab efforts to overcome regional challenges particularly the Palestinian issue and terrorism.

He stressed that the Palestinian cause, Al-Quds and countering terrorism were the most important issues discussed at the 93rd session of the committee.


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

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Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.