Dr. Abdulrahman bin Sulaiman Al-Tariki has been serving as the president general of the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection since September 2019. He is also a board member of the Agricultural Development Fund.
Prior to his current appointment, Al-Tariki occupied several positions at Almarai, a Saudi-based conglomerate, including working as the general manager of human resources and support services and then assistant to the company’s CEO. Additionally, he was also the chairman of the Gulf Company for Industrial Development from 2010 to 2015. Currently, Al-Tariki is the adviser to the minister of environment, water and agriculture and a member of the boards of several companies.
Al-Tariki obtained a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from King Saud University in 1986 and a master’s degree in industrial systems engineering from the University of Michigan, US, in 1995.
He served as an assistant professor from 1988 until 1995 and an academic adviser at the University of Missouri, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1997.
Moreover, he had been an assistant professor at the Riyadh College of Technology between 1986 until 1988 and worked as a visiting professor at Al-Majmaah University in 2014.
The Higher Committee of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World will hold its meeting at the headquarters of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in Rabat, on Sept. 30. The meeting will be chaired by Al-Tariki, who is the chairman of the Award’s Higher Committee.