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.


Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2019

Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

  • The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness

RIYADH: The minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, on Tuesday, adopted a plan to establish the Institute of Traditional Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The institute will begin receiving applications for the fall of 2020, targeting 1,000 students and trainees in long- and short-term programs.
The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness.
The institute also aims to encourage artists through programs or partnership with relevant sectors.
The institute is part of the Academies of Arts’ initiative, which was announced in the Ministry of Culture’s first package last March, and the among the quality of life program’s initiatives. The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs, with the first being specialized in heritage and traditional arts and crafts.