Mansour bin Saad Al-Kredes, Saudi Shoura Council member

Mansour bin Saad Al-Kredes
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Updated 26 January 2020

Mansour bin Saad Al-Kredes, Saudi Shoura Council member

  • He has been member of the consultative body since 2009
  • Since 2000, he has been serving as vice chairman of the agricultural committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh

Mansour bin Saad Al-Kredes has been a Shoura Council member since 2009. He received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, and obtained his master’s in architectural planning from the University of Colorado.

He also obtained a master’s in animal production from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. in the same field from the University of Glasgow.

Al-Kredes began his career in 1989 as an assistant professor in the College of Food and Agriculture Sciences at KSU.

 He was head of the Department of Animal Production at the college between 1992 and 1998, and has been an associate professor there from 1996 until the present.

He served as a teaching assistant at the Department of Islamic Architecture at Umm Al-Qura University between 1990 and 1999.

 Al-Kredes was chairman of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences between 1999 and 2002, and a member of KSU’s master’s program in biodiversity between 2001 and 2003.

Since 2000, he has been serving as vice chairman of the agricultural committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh.

In 2003, he worked for a year as a part-time adviser and member of a team tasked with developing food strategy for the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture. 

Between 2006 and 2007, Al-Kredes was part of a team studying water consumption in dairy projects in Saudi Arabia.

Since 2008, he has been head of a team studying water and food security and sustainable development in the Kingdom.


Saudi health minister promises to procure tested COVID-19 vaccine

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah. (AP)
Updated 20 October 2020

Saudi health minister promises to procure tested COVID-19 vaccine

JEDDAH: Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday said the Kingdom will procure vaccine for the novel coronavirus once it is confirmed to be safe and effective.

He said research on the vaccine is underway in a number of countries and the Saudi health authorities are following the developments.
The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to decline in the Kingdom with the recovery rate from the illness rising to 96 percent. The minister attributed the decline on the “commitment to health precautions.”
“I also thank my fellow health practitioners for their wonderful efforts,” Al-Rabiah said.
Commenting on the second and stronger wave of COVID-19 in some countries, he said it was due to a lack of “commitment to social distancing” and failure to wear masks and taking other precautions.
He ruled out any leniency on part of the government in its fight against the virus. The minister said it is necessary to abide by precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay.

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• Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday.

• With 16 new fatalities, the virus-related death toll has risen to 5,201.

“We (all) are in one boat, and the failure of some affects everyone, so we must work together” to check the spread of the virus.
He also advised people who show COVID-19 symptoms to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
“Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app, and anyone who has any questions or wants to consult a doctor can call 937,” the minister said.
Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 348,583 since the beginning of the outbreak in the Kingdom.
The Health Ministry said 16 more people died due to complications caused by the virus raising the death toll to 5,201. The ministry also reported 357 new recoveries. The total number of recovered cases has now increased to 328,895.