Suhail Qadhi, vice chairman of the Makkah Construction and Development Co. 

Suhail Qadhi
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Updated 13 March 2020

Suhail Qadhi, vice chairman of the Makkah Construction and Development Co. 

Suhail Qadhi has been vice chairman of the Makkah Construction and Development Co. since 2003.

Qadhi did his university studies in the College of Education and graduated in 1974. He received his master’s degree in educational management of university systems in 1976 from Champen University, California. 

Qadhi received his Ph.D. in the same subject in 1980 from the University of Colorado. He was elected president of the Muslim Students Organization between 1977 and 1979, and then president of the Arab Student Organization. 

Qadhi was a member of the teaching staff in the Department of Educational Administration and Planning in 1980 at Champen University.

He then worked as an assistant to Jeddah’s governor on administrative and financial affairs, and after that, as chairman of the administrative development committee for two years.

He prepared and presented a TV program called “Opinions for Discussion” for three years. He also was a member of the Shoura Council between 1993 and 1995.

He was the director of Umm Al-Qura University between 1995 and 2000. He has participated in many scientific and international conferences.

He was chairman of the board of directors of the Elaf Group between 2011 and 2017 and chairman of the board of directors of the Makkah Literary Cultural Club between 2006 and 2011. 

He is chairman of the board of directors of Al-Birr Society in Jeddah. Qadhi said it has launched a campaign to support patients with kidney failure. 

He added that the society is witnessing an increase in the number of people with kidney failure, which is why it has established two charity centers, one of which is the biggest in Jeddah.


Forsah platform registers over 9,000 Saudi SMEs

Updated 30 March 2020

Forsah platform registers over 9,000 Saudi SMEs

RIYADH: The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) announced that the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) registered on the Forsah platform for the 9/10ths Program has increased to 9,210 enterprises, and the total published value has exceeded SR526 million ($140 million).

Hadaf launched the program, which aims to support entrepreneurship and SMEs through its electronic services, in August 2016.

The Forsah platform is a link between buyers and suppliers, enabling the former to place orders electronically, which reach many accredited SME suppliers throughout the Kingdom so that these enterprises can bid on the basis of the field.

Hadaf urged business owners and Saudi professional entrepreneurs in technical fields and disciplines to electronically register on the platform.

The 9/10ths Program offers several online platforms including Forsah, Tojjar, Bahr, Kanaf, Zadd, Atwar, Made in KSA, and Akshak Tojjar. All of these platforms aim to change Saudi work culture by encouraging entrepreneurship and SMEs and empowering individuals to create new jobs through innovation.