Dr. Saud Al-Meshari, secretary-general of the Federation of Chambers of the GCC

Dr. Saud Al-Meshari
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Updated 12 January 2020

Dr. Saud Al-Meshari, secretary-general of the Federation of Chambers of the GCC

  • Al-Meshari earned his Ph.D. in juridical science from Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Saud Al-Meshari is the recently appointed secretary-general of the Federation of Chambers of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
He has also been secretary-general of the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) since 2016.
Over the past 17 years at the CSC, Al-Meshari has occupied the posts of assistant secretary-general for executive affairs, and assistant secretary-general for legal and administrative affairs.
He is also a member of various committees in the Kingdom and in international legal associations such as the International Court of Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, and the Task Force Committee for Trade and Investment at the B20 business group of the G20.
Moreover, he is a member of the American Society of International Law, and of the board of trustees at Saudi Aramco’s Energy Sector Training Board.
He is a member of many influential boards and committees in the Kingdom, including the General Authority for Statistics, and the Council of Economic and Development Affairs.
Al-Meshari holds a bachelor’s degree in law from King Saud University, and a master’s in law from American University Washington College of Law.
He earned his Ph.D. in juridical science from Washington University in St. Louis, and attended the government contract management program at George Washington University.
He also served as an assistant professor of law at the Institute of Public Administration in Riyadh.
Furthermore, he was a legal consultant at several organizations, including the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and ExxonMobil.


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.