Fahad bin Saleh Al-Azzam, assistant undersecretary at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Fahad bin Saleh Al-Azzam
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Updated 16 December 2019

Fahad bin Saleh Al-Azzam, assistant undersecretary at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has won the innovative team award for project management, as part of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation.

The award was received by Fahad bin Saleh Al-Azzam, assistant undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for empowerment, who is also the team leader, during a ceremony in Dubai in the presence of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai.

Al-Azzam has been serving in his position at the ministry since September 2019. 

He joined the ministry in 2016 as the general manager of the project management office. Al-Azzam was responsible for facilitating and improving project management processes among his team. 

Prior to that he worked with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority as a senior electrical engineer at the radiation safety department and then as a manager at the project management office between 2011 and 2016. Al-Azzam began his professional career as a field service engineer at the Riyadh-based Advanced Electronics Co. He worked there for three years and six months between 2007
and 2010.  

Al-Azzam obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.  He went abroad for further studies to the US and obtained a master’s degree in engineering and technology management from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

He did several leadership and management courses at prestigious institutions including the Harvard Business School. 


Saudi rights chief receives head of EU delegation

Updated 23 September 2020

Saudi rights chief receives head of EU delegation

  • Several initiatives have been launched that have helped boost the country’s international ranking in human rights reports

RIYADH: Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, called on Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, at his office in Riyadh on Tuesday. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the EU in the fields of human rights. 

Praising the depth of bilateral relations, they discussed ways to boost ties. 

Al-Awwad highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts, under the leadership of the king and crown prince, in supporting human rights. He pointed to developments in the Kingdom and pioneering steps toward achieving sustainable development on making human beings the focus of development in accordance with Vision 2030, which aims to achieve the overall development of a better future for the country.

Several initiatives have been launched that have helped boost the country’s international ranking in human rights reports, including one on human trafficking published by the US State Department.

In addition, a World Bank report titled “Women, Business and the Law 2020” ranked the Kingdom first out of 190 countries in terms of progress and reforms in the field of the empowerment of women and the preservation
of their rights.