Tariq Al-Sheddi, head of the National Data Management Office

Tariq Al-Sheddi
Updated 29 October 2019

Tariq Al-Sheddi, head of the National Data Management Office

Tariq Al-Sheddi has been recently appointed head of the National Data Management Office.
He is also the deputy for planning and development at the Presidency of State Security and is a member of the board of directors at both the Customs Authority and information security company Elm. He is also an adviser to many government sectors.
Al-Sheddi holds a doctorate in computing and bioinformatics from George Mason University, US, a higher diploma in social network analysis from the same university, a master’s degree in management from King Saud University, a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the same institution and a bachelor’s degree in security sciences from King Fahd Security College.
He served as general supervisor for the management of the National Information Center between 2018 and 2019 and as director general of the center between 2014 and 2017.
Al-Sheddi was director of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences between 2013 and 2014, and adviser to the director general of Mabahith (the secret police service of the Presidency of State Security) between 2007 and 2013.
He was also the director of the technical development project in security affairs at the Ministry of Interior between 1995 and 2001, head of the systems development department at King Fahd Security College in 1992, member of the General Authority for Statistics and adviser to the National Guard Hospital.


Thousands of Riyadh school students to receive flu jabs

Updated 12 November 2019

Thousands of Riyadh school students to receive flu jabs

  • Director of School Health Affairs, Dr. Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Hajjri, said that the campaign aimed to prevent seasonal flu, which spread easily at this time of year

RIYADH: Students in Riyadh’s 4,700 schools will be vaccinated against seasonal flu as part of a campaign by the Department of School Health Affairs and the Department of Human Resources.
The vaccination program was launched on Sunday by Hamad bin Nasser Al-Wahaibi, director-general of the Riyadh Education Department.
Director of School Health Affairs, Dr. Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Hajjri, said that the campaign aimed to prevent seasonal flu, which spread easily at this time of year.
The flu virus can be transmitted in the air or by touching contaminated surfaces. The infection period ranges from one day before the onset of symptoms to up to seven days afterwards, but can continue for a longer in children and adults with immune deficiency, he said.