Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Saudi minister of health

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah
Updated 14 August 2019

Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Saudi minister of health

Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah has been the Saudi minister of health since May 2016.

Al-Rabiah holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative methods from King Saud University, a master’s degree in both computer science and information science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the same university.

Prior to his current position, Al-Rabiah was chairman of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization, chairman of the board of the Saudi Industrial Property Authority and minister of commerce and industry between 2011 to 2016.

He also served as supervisor of the National Industrial Clusters Development Program and was in charge of industry affairs at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry from 2010 to 2012. Between 2007 and 2012, he was the general director of information and communication technology at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.

He is also a member of the Council of Ministers, Council of Economic and Development Affairs, Hajj Supreme Committee, National Committee for Narcotics Control and Civil Defense.

Al-Rabiah has published 16 of his papers in international journals and participated in drafting the Saudi National Transformation Program.

Recently, he announced the success of the Hajj season’s  health plans.

He said that the Ministry of Health had prepared early for this year’s Hajj season as per the directives of King Salman and the crown prince.


AlUla CEO joins global hospitality leaders to discuss industry’s future

Updated 07 April 2020

AlUla CEO joins global hospitality leaders to discuss industry’s future

DUBAI: The Kingdom’s experiences in developing AlUla into the world’s largest living museum and a major heritage, cultural, arts and adventure tourism destination, will be shared by Amr AlMadani, chief executive of the Royal Commission of AlUla, at a virtual conference Hospitality Tomorrow being streamed online.

The conference will discuss the global challenges facing the hospitality industry among business owners, investors, financiers and operators, and hopes to forge a call to action amid global travel restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The discussion will also tackle how signs of recovery in the sector can be anticipated and the role tourism will play in accelerating the recovery of the global economy.

Established by royal decree, the Royal Commission for has three 2035 strategic targets: 2 million annual visits, contributing over $30 billion to Saudi GDP and creating 38,000 jobs.

The rebirth of AlUla
Hegra, ancient city of the Nabataeans in Saudi Arabia’s historic AlUla Valley, is emerging from the mists of time to take its rightful place as one of the wonders of the world
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