Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Furaih, chairman of the Saudi Ministry of Finance’s steering committee

Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Furaih
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Updated 09 May 2020

Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Furaih, chairman of the Saudi Ministry of Finance’s steering committee

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.


Abdulrahman Al-Azzam, co-founder of Trieste cafe and RAW.K restaurant 

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Abdulrahman Al-Azzam, co-founder of Trieste cafe and RAW.K restaurant 

Abdulrahman Al-Azzam co-founded Trieste cafe in April 2018 and RAW.K restaurant in February this year.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, D.C. in 2013, and a master’s degree in information systems and technology from George Washington University in 2015.

Al-Azzam has licenses and certificates from the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT and George Washington University.

He previously worked at the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces between August and December 2012, maintaining network security and managing user access, as well as training new employees to become familiar with Microsoft Office.

He was an intern at the IMF between March and April 2014. He worked at Takamol Holding, Riyadh, as a senior business development analyst between July 2015 and November 2019, and as a business development specialist between October 2017 and April 2019.

RAW.K has taken health food technology to a futuristic new level in the Kingdom — by employing the services of a salad robot.

Customers at RAW.K’s Riyadh eatery are being offered nutritious, fresh, and energizing meals and snacks from a machine utilizing the latest in robotic science.

The hi-tech and healthy fast food option has been introduced by RAW.K in partnership with Chowbotics, a Silicon Valley-based food robotics company that developed the machine as a way to tackle food service challenges such as speed, freshness, and convenience.