Mohammed Khalil Al-Shammar, director at Saudi Railway Co.

Mohammed Khalil Al-Shammar
Updated 09 August 2019

Mohammed Khalil Al-Shammar, director at Saudi Railway Co.

Mohammed Khalil Al-Shammari has been director of human resources and administration at Saudi Railway Co. (SAR) since April 2017.

SAR recently announced the second phase of its admission process for candidates hoping to work in the SAR Pioneers Program. The year-long program will train newly graduated Saudi engineers to help achieve the future goals of the company.

Al-Shammari said that the company will accept applications from Aug. 17, and will begin conducting tests and interviews on Aug. 25.

The decision to accept a second batch of candidates is in line with Saudi Vision 2030 to develop national talent.

SAR’s Pioneers Program is one of the most significant initiatives by the company to develop the skills and talents of graduate engineers.

Al-Shammari received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from King Saud University. In 2016, he gained an MBA in business administration and management from Harvard Business School.

From 2006 to 2008 he worked as an HR officer in Riyadh before joining the Saudi Electricity Co. as a senior organization analyst in charge of redesigning the electricity distribution sector.

He joined Bank Albilad in 2013 as a senior manpower planning specialist before moving to Electronics and Systems Holding Co. in 2014 as organizational excellence manager. 

In his latest role, Al-Shammari has helped create a new bonus scheme system, and develop a comprehensive compensation and benefit plan.


Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula hosts Ecotrail running race for first time

Updated 28 January 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula hosts Ecotrail running race for first time

RIYADH: Runners will get a chance to explore Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula site as part of the Ecotrail running race to be held for the first time at the city. 

The event will be held on Feb. 8 as part of the Winter in Tantora Festival. 

The run will take place at the at the UNESCO World Heritage Site regarded as the Kingdom’s archeological treasure. 

The runners will compete in 83km,45km and 10km distances through the city’s majestic sandstone mountains and canyons. 

Meanwhile, explorers can enjoy a 10km hike that will take them through the tombs, historic sites and monuments representing tens of thousands of years of human history.

EcoTrail was founded in Paris in 2008 to promote and organize eco friendly trail running races while highlighting local heritage.