Rashed bin Mohammed Al-Jalajil, undersecretary for strategic affairs for Saudi labor ministry

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Updated 03 January 2020

Rashed bin Mohammed Al-Jalajil, undersecretary for strategic affairs for Saudi labor ministry

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.


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.