Abdulkarim Al-Humaid, head of public relations and media at the Ministry of Culture

Abdulkarim Al-Humaid
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Updated 14 February 2020

Abdulkarim Al-Humaid, head of public relations and media at the Ministry of Culture

  • Al-Humaid gained a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and public relations from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh

Abdulkarim Al-Humaid has been the Saudi Ministry of Culture’s head of public relations and media and its official spokesman since January 2019.
Recently, the Saudi Cabinet approved the establishment of 11 new cultural authorities, each with their own financial and administrative independence, to drive the development of the sectors of literature; publishing and translation; fashion; music; film; heritage; architecture and design; visual arts; museums; libraries; and culinary arts.
Al-Humaid said that the new cultural commissions were being set up in response to the needs of the Saudi cultural sector and its employees, and would improve the organization, effectiveness and efficiency of managing the sub-sectors.
Al-Humaid gained a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and public relations from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.
In his professional career, he worked as a journalist for Al-Jazirah newspaper between October 2012 and March 2016.
He joined the Saudi Industrial Development Fund in May 2013 and held the position of assistant public relations coordinator for the Kingdom’s Kafalah program. In April 2015, he was promoted to the role of a public relations coordinator.
In March 2016, he become the acting head of the Kafalah program’s public relations and customer services unit, a post he held until February 2018. He went on to join the General Authority for Culture in March 2018 and held the position of public relations manager there for 12 months. His Twitter handle is @SpokespersonMoC.


MoU signed to facilitate investment in Saudi Arabia

Updated 21 February 2020

MoU signed to facilitate investment in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to step up cooperation, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Under the MoU, the two authorities will establish a joint working group to boost cooperation in several areas including facilitation provided to investors, conducting economic studies of the market, building partnerships with commercial and industrial bodies and local companies, launching businesses, promoting the ease of doing business, providing logistic support, participating in local and international exhibitions, forums and special visits and exchanging knowledge and information.

All this will predominantly be in aid of attracting local and foreign investors. 

“SAGIA believes in the importance of such cooperation that can unify and multiply the efforts in a way that sets the world’s attention on the Kingdom’s cultural and heritage treasures and investment opportunities,” said SAGIA Gov. Ibrahim Al-Omar.

“This is done through close cooperation with DGDA to highlight these opportunities and market them internationally and locally. This MoU is a step in the right direction to achieve the objectives and directives of both bodies.”

Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the DGDA, said: “Cooperating with SAGIA is one of the most important international investment motors to attract local and international investments to the Kingdom. This comes at a time where developing the Kingdom’s investment infrastructure is found within the objectives of its Vision 2030.

“At DGDA, we aim at attracting the best technologies and regional and international investments to the Kingdom. This will contribute to the improvement of the local economy and promote our objectives seeking to turn Diriyah into the Kingdom’s gem and an international economic tourist destination,” he added.