Prince Faisal bin Turki, former president of Saudi football club Al-Nassr

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Updated 04 January 2020

Prince Faisal bin Turki, former president of Saudi football club Al-Nassr

Prince Faisal bin Turki was Al-Nassr Football Club president for nine years until 2018 and vice president of the club during 2008 and 2009.

Under his leadership, the club won the Saudi Crown Prince Cup in 2014 and the Saudi League in 2014 and 2015.

Prince Faisal also served as special adviser to former ambassador to the US Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. 

He holds an MA in international politics from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, and a BA in business management. 

Recently, Prince Faisal met Al-Nassr players after a training session at the club’s stadium and urged them to focus on Saturday’s Saudi Super Cup against Al-Taawoun at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah.

Al-Nassr FC provided a private jet to fly the team to Jeddah after Friday prayers as a prelude to their final training session in the Super Cup venue. 

Team coach Rui Vitoria told a media conference that he is prepared to play Brazilian Maicon Pereira and Naif Almas on defense following injuries to Omar Hawsawi and Abdullah Madu.


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.