Rashed bin Mohammed Al-Jalajil has been the undersecretary for strategic affairs at the Ministry of Labor and Social Development since October.
He recently represented the ministry in signing a memorandum of understanding with the STC Group for a strategic partnership. The deal aims at enabling digital transformation, training and qualifying employees at the ministry, providing data and internet solutions and services at high speed in accordance with international standards.
Al-Jalajil received his bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Imam Mohammad ibn Saud Islamic University in 1998. In 2006 he obtained his master’s degree in international business and English from the University of Portsmouth, where he was elected to represent his class at the staff meetings of the department of economics.
In 2012, he attended a management acceleration program at INSEAD business school. He went to Harvard for a negotiations’ program and to ESI International for a project management course.
Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) recruited Al-Jalajil as a corporate planning specialist in April 2007. He stayed there for around 13 months before moving to the National Water Company as its corporate performance and reporting manager. After around 16 months, he was promoted to executive director at the company’s office of strategy management. He remained in this post for six years.
Al-Jalajil left the company in 2017 to join the National Gas and Industrialization Company (GASCO), where he managed the company’s strategy management office for two years.