Saudi Arabia repatriates 296 stranded Filipinos

Saudi Arabia repatriates 296 stranded Filipinos
Saudi Arabia also earlier repatriated around 227 Saudi nationals from Japan as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus global outbreak. (File/AFP)
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Updated 30 April 2020

Saudi Arabia repatriates 296 stranded Filipinos

Saudi Arabia repatriates 296 stranded Filipinos
  • Residents availed of the Awda (return) initiative by registering in the Kingdom’s Absher platform.

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has repatriated 296 Filipino passengers to Manila as part of the Kingdom’s initiative to return residents and tourists back to their countries due to coronavirus, state news agency SPA reported.
Residents availed of the Awda (return) initiative by registering in the Kingdom’s Absher platform.
Saudi Arabia also earlier repatriated around 227 Saudi nationals from Japan as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus global outbreak.


Yazeed Al-Humied, head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund

Yazeed Al-Humied
Yazeed Al-Humied
Updated 15 January 2021

Yazeed Al-Humied, head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund

Yazeed Al-Humied

Yazeed Al-Humied is the newly appointed head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).

From October 2016 until December 2020, he was the PIF’s chief of staff, managing the fund’s relationships and creating strategic partnerships locally and internationally.

He also managed internal institutional and investment projects to ensure they were completed on time and met quality standards and developed a governance model for PIF portfolio companies while monitoring their performance.

On top of his new role, Al-Humied will contribute to the PIF as a member of various permanent committees including those responsible for management, and portfolio company nomination.

In addition, he sits as chairman of the National Security Services Co., vice chairman of both the Samba Financial Group and the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), and is a board member of Saudia airline, the Saudi Civil Aviation Holding Co., and Saudi low-cost carrier flyadeal.

Al-Humied joined PIF as an adviser to the fund’s governor in 2015. In his one-year advisory role, he was responsible for the restructuring, strategy crafting, and posting of PIF’s reallocation to the Saudi Council of Economic and Development Affairs.

He started his career in 2004 with multinational professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers and four years later joined the Capital Market Authority (CMA) where he headed mergers and acquisitions.

Al-Humied gained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Riyadh’s King Saud University in 2004 and he is also an alumnus of the London Business School’s corporate finance modular program.