Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Furaih is chairman of the steering committee at the Saudi Ministry of Finance. He is also a member of the audit, risk, and compliance committee of the board of the Public Investment Fund.
Al-Furaih obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Diego State University, California in 1981. Two years later, he earned an accounting sciences master’s degree from the Indiana-based Ball State University.
In 1987, he was granted the American Certified Public Accountants Fellowship from the US state of Colorado.
Al-Furaih has been a member of the Accounting Standards Committee and the Performance Quality Control Committee in the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants.
Al-Furaih’s vast experience in banking paved the way for him to become the deputy CEO of the Riyad Bank, before a royal decree, issued in July 2014, appointed him as the vice governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA).
A few months later, another royal order tasked Al-Furaih with representing SAMA at the board of directors of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).
Last week, Al-Furaih presided over a virtual meeting on remote working with a number of officials from both the private and government sectors.
In the meeting, Al-Furaih said that digital transformation initiatives, adopted by government agencies, had contributed to many positive accomplishments amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.