Khalil Al-Nammari, director at the Saudi Industrial Development Fund

Khalil Al-Nammari
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Updated 09 January 2020

Khalil Al-Nammari, director at the Saudi Industrial Development Fund

  • He began his career with Saudi Aramco as a credit analyst with its treasury department
  • He was also an executive partner at the annual Qimam Fellowship Program in Riyadh

Khalil Al-Nammari has been the director of the strategic planning department at the Saudi Industrial Development Fund since January 2018.

Al-Nammari graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance and minors in economics and engineering entrepreneurship from Pennsylvania State University in 2004.

In 2008, he began his career with Saudi Aramco as a credit analyst with its treasury department. He set up the Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center in 2010.

In 2013, he achieved a master’s degree in business administration from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. In the same year, he joined Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) as an investment associate and worked in SAEV’s offices in Scotland. 

In 2016, Al-Nammari joined Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Economy and Planning as a consultant, where he was later promoted to managing consultant. His work included setting up Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority and he was involved with Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020.

Al-Nammari was a member of Saudi Aramco’s Young Leaders Advisory Board.

Recently, he was an executive partner at the annual Qimam Fellowship Program in Riyadh and a speaker at the Jedarah Talent Acceleration Program in Dubai.


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.