Khalid Al-Saleh, cofounder of women advocacy group Glowork

Updated 06 October 2019

Khalid Al-Saleh, cofounder of women advocacy group Glowork

Khalid Al-Saleh is a cofounder and executive board member of Glowork, a Saudi-based organization dedicated to women’s recruitment and empowerment in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. 

He has also been CEO of the Saudi Specialized Laboratories Co. (Motabaqah) since January 2018. 

Al-Saleh has a bachelor’s degree in business administration management from King Saud University, and is certified as a project management professional.

He was a relationship service manager at Samba Financial Group from 2001 to 2004, a customer service and regional manager at Riyad Bank from 2004 to 2010, director of operations and servicing at Deutsche Gulf Finance from 2010 to 2011, managing director at the Alugate Aluminium Systems Co. from 2014 to 2015, and CEO at Applus+ Laboratories from 2015 to 2017. 

Recently, Saudi Arabia’s biggest jobs fair for women, in Riyadh, offered thousands of career opportunities.

The three-day fair, organized by Glowork in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, included 90 leading local and international companies showcasing employment opportunities in a wide range of sectors. 

Al-Saleh said the fair aimed to raise female participation in the Saudi job market from 22 percent to 30 percent by 2030.

He added that it is a national event designed to empower Saudi women with all educational backgrounds and experiences.

“We invite the top 200 students selected from universities around the Kingdom to listen to experts from big organizations and learn from them to help make careers for themselves,” Al-Saleh said.


Space program to establish national training base

Updated 18 February 2020

Space program to establish national training base

  • The program also aims to create a prosperous educational environment in the Kingdom by establishing a stimulating and enabling environment for the space sector to be a platform that launches economic and scientific paths

RIYADH: The Space Generations Program (Ajyal) launched by the Saudi Space Commission will contribute towards establishing a national base for human capital in the space sector, said Abdul Aziz Al Al-Sheikh, CEO of the Saudi Space Commission.

The program, he said, encourages interest in scientific research and learning various sciences in the areas of innovation: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM).

Al-Sheikh added that the program was striving to cooperate with specialized academic circles to achieve further progress in research related to space science and its applications.

The program also aims to create a prosperous educational environment in the Kingdom by establishing a stimulating and enabling environment for the space sector to be a platform that launches economic and scientific paths.

“We derive our inspiration from the experience of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Space Commission, and his team, who were passionate, creative and determined to reach space,” said Al-Sheikh.

He added that the scientific team that supported the prince’s journey included a group of scientists as well as the most skilled technicians, designers and creative thinkers who contributed to achieving this dream.

The CEO said that the success of the trip was a result of the efforts of the entire team. “The Saudi Space Commission seeks to form a similar dream team that contributes to achieving our ambitious vision for the future of the space sector in the Kingdom,” he added.

Director general of the Space Generations Program, Ilham Al-Harbi, explained that the program had a comprehensive set of goals and strategic visions that aim to instill inspiration in generations to achieve leadership in space science.

She said that the program also aimed to build and develop future generations of Saudi space scientists and turn their dreams into a reality.