Mohammed Al-Shalhoub, Saudi football player

Mohammed Al-Shalhoub, Saudi football player
Mohammed Al-Shalhoub
Updated 26 November 2019

Mohammed Al-Shalhoub, Saudi football player

Mohammed Al-Shalhoub, Saudi football player

Mohammed Al-Shalhoub is a Saudi football player who currently plays as a left-wing midfielder for Al-Hilal football club in the Saudi Professional League. He is considered to be one of the greatest Saudi footballers ever. 

Born on Dec. 8, 1980 in Riyadh, Al-Shalhoub holds 32 personal championships making him one of the most decorated players in the world.

His great achievements have earned him the title “the gifted.” He wears the No. 10 jersey.

In 2000, he was selected as one of the most promising Arab footballers of the year. In 2006, Al-Shalhoub won the title of the third best Asian player of the year and he earned the title of the top scorer of the league in 2009.

He has been a part of the Saudi national squad since 2000. He made his debut at the age of 20 against Qatar in the 2000 AFC Asian Cup.

His team, Al-Hilal, beat the Urawa Red Diamonds 2-0 on Sunday and 3-0 on aggregate to claim a record-equaling third Asian club title in the AFC Champions League.

The Saudi giants have endured a continental trophy drought since 2000 when they won the tournament for the second time, the first being in 1991 when it was called the Asian Club Championship.

They came close in 2014 and 2017 when they reached the final, only to be beaten by the Western Sydney Wanderers and Urawa respectively.


Yazeed Al-Humied, head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund

Yazeed Al-Humied
Yazeed Al-Humied
Updated 15 January 2021

Yazeed Al-Humied, head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund

Yazeed Al-Humied

Yazeed Al-Humied is the newly appointed head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).

From October 2016 until December 2020, he was the PIF’s chief of staff, managing the fund’s relationships and creating strategic partnerships locally and internationally.

He also managed internal institutional and investment projects to ensure they were completed on time and met quality standards and developed a governance model for PIF portfolio companies while monitoring their performance.

On top of his new role, Al-Humied will contribute to the PIF as a member of various permanent committees including those responsible for management, and portfolio company nomination.

In addition, he sits as chairman of the National Security Services Co., vice chairman of both the Samba Financial Group and the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), and is a board member of Saudia airline, the Saudi Civil Aviation Holding Co., and Saudi low-cost carrier flyadeal.

Al-Humied joined PIF as an adviser to the fund’s governor in 2015. In his one-year advisory role, he was responsible for the restructuring, strategy crafting, and posting of PIF’s reallocation to the Saudi Council of Economic and Development Affairs.

He started his career in 2004 with multinational professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers and four years later joined the Capital Market Authority (CMA) where he headed mergers and acquisitions.

Al-Humied gained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Riyadh’s King Saud University in 2004 and he is also an alumnus of the London Business School’s corporate finance modular program.