Genan Ibrahim Omran Al-Omran, director of supply and logistic services at Prince Sultan Military Medical City

Genan Ibrahim Omran Al-Omran
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Updated 24 June 2020

Genan Ibrahim Omran Al-Omran, director of supply and logistic services at Prince Sultan Military Medical City

Genan Ibrahim Omran Al-Omran was recently appointed the director of supply and logistic services at Prince Sultan Military Medical City.
Al-Omran obtained her bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences at King Saud University in 2006. In 2011, she attended a foundation course on evidence-based medicine at the National & Gulf Center for Evidence Based Health Practice
in Riyadh.
She has 13 years of experience in strategic development and sustainability of the medical field. Al-Omran began her career as a trainee at the Armed Forces Hospital in Riyadh. She later moved to King Abdul Aziz Hospital for further training.
Al-Omran has served in different capacities in the course of her long career. She has worked as a staff pharmacist at Al-Amal Complex for Mental Health. She served as pharmacist-in-charge of the clozapine clinic, Armed Forces Hospital and Manar Clinic.
She later joined Prince Sultan Military Medical City as pharmaceutical planner at the supply logistic department. Al-Omran was promoted as deputy of pharmaceutical planning and eventually she became the head of planning.
She received commendation letters from esteemed organizations like Al-Amal Complex and the Ministry of Health.
Al-Omran also attended several symposiums since the beginning of her career including the 6th International Saudi Pharmacy Conference, Applied Therapeutics, 8th International Saudi Pharmaceutical Conference and others.


$800bn plan to turn Riyadh into cultural hub for the Middle East

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$800bn plan to turn Riyadh into cultural hub for the Middle East

  • Saudi capital’s planning chief unveils ambitious strategy ahead of G20 urban development summit

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is launching a SR3 trillion ($800 billion) plan to double the size of Riyadh in the next decade and transform it into an economic, social and cultural hub for the region.

The ambitious strategy for the capital city was unveiled by Fahd Al-Rasheed, president of the Royal Commission for the City of Riyadh, ahead of key meetings of the U20, the arm of the G20 leaders’ summit that deals with urban development and strategy.

“Riyadh is already a very important economic engine for the Kingdom, and although it’s already very successful, the plan now, under Vision 2030, is to actually take that way further, to double the population to 15 million people,” he told Arab News.

“We’ve already launched 18 megaprojects in the city, worth over SR1 trillion, over $250 billion, to both improve livability and deliver much higher economic growth so we can create jobs and double the population in 10 years. It’s a significant plan and the whole city is working to make sure this happens.”

About $250 billion in investment is expected from the private sector, with the same amount generated by increased economic activity from population growth, finance and banking, cultural and desert tourism, and leisure events.

“We must also ensure the growth is managed properly, so there will be a focus on transport and logistics, including the Riyadh metro which will open at the beginning of next year. The aim is to increase productivity,” Al-Rasheed said.

The plan involves the creation of a “mega industrial zone” focusing on advanced technology such as renewables and automation, and biotechnology and aquaponics. Another key feature is sustainability, with energy conservation, the circular carbon economy with its emphasis on reducing emissions, and water management, all priorities.

“You will see 7 million trees planted in Riyadh in the next few years, and King Salman Park will be bigger than Hyde Park in London,” Al-Rasheed said.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18 megaprojects have already been launched worth over $250 billion.
  • 7 million trees planted in Riyadh in the next few years.
  • King Salman Park will be bigger than Hyde Park in London.

The city also aims to be a Middle East artistic and cultural hub. An opera house is being considered, as well as public art shows with 1,000 works commissioned from around the world. “We have not seen anything like it since Renaissance Florence,” Al-Rasheed said.

The plans will be discussed this week during online meetings of the U20 linking Riyadh with Houston. The Texas oil capital is suffering a new spike in coronavirus cases and pandemics will be on the agenda. “We want to deal with this one, but also be ready for the next one,” Al-Rasheed said.