King Salman meets UNESCO chief in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held a meeting on Thursday with Audrey Azoulay, the director general of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (SPA)
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Updated 30 January 2020

King Salman meets UNESCO chief in Riyadh

  • Reviewed organization's efforts to enhance Saudi heritage
  • Meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held a meeting on Thursday with Audrey Azoulay, the director general of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), during her visit to Riyadh.

During the meeting, they reviewed UNESCO’s prominent efforts and ways to enhance and develop cooperation between the Kingdom and the organization in the fields of education, science and culture.

The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Education Minister Dr. Hamad Al-Asheikh and Tamim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Salem, assistant special secretary to King Salman.

Azoulay also had a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday, during which the two reviewed Saudi initiatives and programs in the field of culture and means of enhancing bilateral cooperation in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030.


Turki Al-Khalaif, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Entrustment and Liquidation Center

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Turki Al-Khalaif, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Entrustment and Liquidation Center

Turki Al-Khalaif has been CEO of the Entrustment and Liquidation Center (Infath) since December 2019.

He also worked as managing director at Infath from April 2019 to December 2019.

Al-Khalaif gained his bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2003.

He received a high diploma in private equity from the London Business School in 2009 and an MBA in general management from the University of Hull in the UK in 2010.

Al-Khalaif also completed a master’s degree in investments analysis at the University of Stirling, Scotland, in 2011.

Before his current position, he worked as a financial analyst at Samba Financial Group, Alkhobar, from March 2003 to March 2004.

He also worked as an accounting assistance manager at Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Corp., Qassim, between March 2004 and February 2009.

Al-Khalaif worked as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley, Glasgow, between August 2010 and July 2011.

He also worked as CFO of the Warehousing & Logistics Services Co., Riyadh, from March 2013 to March 2015, and was an internal audit committee member and investment audit committee member from March 2013 to December 2017.

He was vice president of strategic and business development at Cayan Group in Riyadh and Dubai between March 2015 and January 2018.

Al-Khalaif was also ministerial adviser for the real estate contributions committee at the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, Riyadh, between October 2017 and October 2018.

He then became chief investment officer of the National Housing Co., Riyadh, from January 2018 to March 2019.