Ibrahim Al-Omar, governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority

Updated 28 September 2019

Ibrahim Al-Omar, governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority

  • Al-Omar holds a bachelor’s degree in electric engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
  • He brings more than 15 years’ experience to SAGIA

Ibrahim Al-Omar has been the governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) since April 2017.

On Friday, SAGIA and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage announced a number of memoranda of understanding and agreements with regional and international investors totaling around $27 billion.

Al-Omar said: “In Saudi Arabia, the market fundamentals are in place for a vibrant tourism industry, and we believe that the private sector will play a crucial role in unlocking this potential. At SAGIA, our role is to empower and enable domestic and international investors by identifying and developing new opportunities, fostering partnerships and shaping regulatory reforms.”

He brings more than 15 years’ experience to SAGIA, with a strong background in the information communications technology and logistics sectors.

Al-Omar holds a bachelor’s degree in electric engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He also attended the program for leadership development at Harvard Business School.

He has more than 18 years’ experience in various sectors. He served in leading positions at major international telecom projects, including appointments at Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), until he became vice president of STC’s business unit, chief executive officer of VIVA Bahrain and chief alliance and partnership officer and chief development officer at Mobily.

Al-Omar is also chairman of Mideast Ship Management and serves on the boards of the Saudi Railways, National Chemical Carriers and the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation.


King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

Updated 23 October 2019

King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

  • During the meeting, the king conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
  • King Salman also received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom on Wednesday

RIYADH: King Salman on Wednesday received Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, who conveyed the greetings of the Kuwaiti emir.
During their meeting in Riyadh, the king also conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The audience was attended by Saudi Minister of State Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Ali Al-Khalid Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and a number of officials.
Also on Wednesday, King Salman received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom.
These included Ambassador of Guinea-Bissau Mamadou Sanou, Ambassador of Maldives Mohamed Khaleel, Ambassador of Cyprus Stavros Avgoustides, Ambassador of Malaysia Abd Razak Abdul Wahab, Ambassador of Sweden Niclas Trouve, Ambassador of Niger Abubakar Hassan Dan Sokoto, Ambassador of Singapore Wong Chow Ming, Ambassador of Slovenia Mateja Prevolse, Ambassador of Egypt Ahmed Farouk Mohamed Tawfiq, and Ambassador of Colombia Ana Milena Munoz de Gaviria.
The king welcomed the ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, sending his greetings to the leaders of their countries, wishing them success in their missions to enhance and develop relations between the Kingdom and their nations.
The ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their leaders to the king and stressed their keenness to enhance and develop relations between their countries and the Kingdom.