Turki Al-Jawini, director general of the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund

Turki Al-Jawini
Updated 04 November 2019

Turki Al-Jawini, director general of the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund

  • In 2001, he began work with the Saudi Arabian British Bank (SABB), and served as regional branch director from 2006 to 2008

Turki Al-Jawini has been appointed director general of the  Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf).
The Hadaf, headed by Minister of Labor and Social Development Ahmed bin Suleiman Al-Rajhi, announced Al-Jawini’s appointment on Sunday.
Al-Jawini thanked Al-Rajhi and board members for their trust, and said he is looking forward to achieving the goals of the fund’s initiatives and projects. The fund is working on programs to empower and employ national human cadres, in partnership with the private and public sectors.
Al-Jawini graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Clarion University in Pennsylvania, US.
In 2001, he began work with the Saudi Arabian British Bank (SABB), and served as regional branch director from 2006 to 2008. He then worked in the investment field.
In 2009, Al-Jawini worked in the aviation field and was appointed to positions in the National Air Services (NAS Holding). In 2013, he was promoted to head of commercial section of Nasjet, the private business-jet unit of the NAS Holding.
In January 2016, he was appointed as an adviser in the airports’ sector at the General Authority of Civil Aviation.
In March, Al-Jawini was appointed as director general of King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, where he led the airport’s privatization program and launched Dammam Airports Company (DACO) in July 2017.
He later became the company’s CEO and helped implement developmental projects at King Fahd International Airport.


King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

Updated 21 November 2019

King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

  • Saudi Arabia has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies, king says
  • Kingdom also welcomed US decision to return Iran's Fordow nuclear facility to its sanctions list

RIYADH: Iran should abandon its expansionist ideology that has only “harmed” its own people, Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday, following violent street protests in the Islamic republic.

A wave of demonstrations erupted in the sanctions-hit country on Friday after an announcement that petrol prices would be raised by as much as 200 percent with immediate effect.

“We hope the Iranian regime chooses the side of wisdom and realizes there is no way to overcome the international position that rejects its practices, without abandoning its expansionist and destructive thinking that has harmed its own people,” the king told the consultative Shoura Council.

“The kingdom has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies,” King Salman said, quoted by the foreign ministry, reiterating that Riyadh does not seek war but is “ready to defend its people.”

A satellite image from Sept. 15, 2017, of the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran. (Google Earth)

Saudi Arabia has welcomed Washington's decision to return the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran to the sanctions list. 

Washington said on Monday that it will no longer waive sanctions related to Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site. 

“The right amount of uranium enrichment for the world’s largest state sponsor of terror is zero ... There is no legitimate reason for Iran to resume enrichment at this previously clandestine site,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters earlier this week.