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.


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.