Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Toonsi, secretary-general of the Saudi Secretariat for the G20

Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Toonsi
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Updated 17 May 2020

Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Toonsi, secretary-general of the Saudi Secretariat for the G20

Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Toonsi has been an adviser at the Royal Court since December 2018. He is also the secretary-general of the Saudi Secretariat for the G20.

In 2001 he graduated from the College of Engineering at King Abdul Aziz University with a bachelor’s in production engineering and mechanical systems design. 

Two years later he got a master’s degree in international business management from King’s College London. He obtained a doctorate in financial economics and corporate governance from the same university in 2008.

Toonsi has worked as manager on international corporate governance projects in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Qatar. The projects mainly involved reviewing work compliance with local and global corporate governance regulations. His tasks were to recommend remedial actions to higher management.

Toonsi was an adviser at the crown prince’s court from 2013 for two years. His role was to provide technical, administrative and regulatory support, and to verify the application of governance standards in councils and committees chaired by the crown prince. Toonsi is the secretary-general of the boards of directors for megaprojects which have been launched by the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund: Qiddiya, Neom, AMAALA and the Red Sea Project.

He is also a board member of the Royal Commission for AlUla and the National Center for Performance Measurement.

In June 2018, he was appointed as a member of the board of directors of the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites.


Saudi Shoura Council convenes session online to tackle various measures

Updated 02 June 2020

Saudi Shoura Council convenes session online to tackle various measures

RIYADH: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh convened a session of the council online on Monday during which it approved proposals to amend and finance the system to combat terrorism, said Assistant Speaker Dr. Yahya bin Abdullah Al-Samaan.

Al-Samaan said the council also called on the General Accounting Bureau to expedite work on the recovery of state dues.

The council, he said, approved the draft system of the Tourism Development Fund.

It also called on the Ministry of Economy and Planning to publish  digital indicators for the performance of different sectors and regional sustainable development. The Shoura Council urged the ministry to release economic indicators regularly.