Said Al-Shaikh, lead co-chair of the T20 Trade and Investment Working Group

Dr. Said Al-Shaikh
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Updated 14 July 2020

Said Al-Shaikh, lead co-chair of the T20 Trade and Investment Working Group

  • Al-Shaikh obtained a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)

Dr. Said Al-Shaikh is the lead co-chair of the T20 Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) and a member of the Saudi Shoura Council.
The TIWG focuses on trade policies that are just and environmentally friendly, as well as goods and services that benefit privileged and underprivileged countries.
“There is no better structure than the World Trade Organization for international trade,” Al-Shaikh told Arab News. “Despite the current challenges, it contributed a lot to the global trade agenda, eliminating barriers and establishing regulations to facilitate trade and investment.”
Al-Shaikh obtained a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He got a master’s degree in public policy and planning from the University of Oregon and later acquired a doctorate in economics from Cornell University.
From 1993 to 1998 he was assistant professor of finance and economy at KFUPM’s College of Industrial Management. He was a principal researcher at the university’s Research Institute and also a part-time consultant for the Federation of the GCC Chambers of Commerce, acting as a representative for the organization at local and international conferences.
Al-Shaikh was chief economist at the National Commercial Bank for 20 years until his retirement in Aug. 2018.
He has been a member of the Shoura Council’s Economics and Energy Committee since 2009 and is also a member of the consultancy commission for the GCC Supreme Council.

 


Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

Updated 24 September 2020

Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

JEDDAH: The Public Investment Fund’s National Unified Procurement Co. (NUPCO) has opened a new automated warehouse in King Abdullah Economic City that provides comprehensive distribution and storage for the state health sector.
This is part of NUPCO’s efforts to support the health sector and provide smart supply chains and high-quality logistical services in a partnership agreement with a pioneering private company.
The warehouse is one of NUPCO’s largest warehouses in the Kingdom, with an area covering 300,000 square meters. It is fully automated, with the latest technologies and advanced logistical services.
Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Shebel, the CEO of NUPCO, said that the warehouse represented the strategic partnership between NUPCO and private sector companies for public health facilities at its best.
It will provide advanced medical services and contribute to the health of the Saudi community.
He noted that after the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic NUPCO equipped the warehouse in record time to increase the level of support for health facilities.