Saud Al-Sabhan, director general at the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Saud Al-Sabhan
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Updated 22 December 2019

Saud Al-Sabhan, director general at the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Acknowledging the Saudi capital city’s prominent role in adopting and promoting the use of digital technologies to enhance socioeconomic development, the 23rd session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information Technology last week decided to declare Riyadh the Arab world’s first digital capital city.

Commenting on the decision, Saud Al-Sabhan, the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s director general of corporate communications told Arab News: “I am not exaggerating when I say you can do anything with a mobile app in Saudi Arabia.”

Al-Sabhan has been the director general of corporate communications at the ministry since February 2019.

 Before joining the ministry, he worked at Riyadh Airports Co. (RAC) as vice president (commercial) and marketing director. 

RAC is responsible for the management, operations and maintenance of the King Khaled International Airport and its facilities.

 Al-Sabhan obtained a bachelor's degree in marketing at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 2002. He did an MBA in management and finance from Seattle University in 2008.

Al-Sabhan also received a diploma in entrepreneurship at the University of Washington in 2006.

 He started his career as a marketing professional in Saudi Arabia and worked with some top names in the private sector like NCB, Danone, Nadec and Mobily. He joined the National Water Co. as a senior marketing and research manager in 2011. In 2015, he joined the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) as head of marketing. Later, he joined the Saudi Industrial Development Fund as a marketing director in 2016.


Saudi deputy defense chief receives Yemeni president

Updated 26 November 2020

Saudi deputy defense chief receives Yemeni president

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman received Yemen’s President  Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Wednesday.
Prince Khalid said they discussed the situation in Yemen. The minister also reaffirmed the commitment of the leadership of the Kingdom to the stability of Yemen.
In a tweet, early on Thursday, the minister said to the president that the Saudi leadership wanted security and progress for the Yemeni people. He assured the president that implementing of the Riyadh Agreement will move forward to promote peace and stability,  prioritizing the interest of Yemeni people.