Turki Al-Jawini, GM of Saudi Arabia’s Human Resources Development Fund

Turki Al-Jawini
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Updated 18 July 2020

Turki Al-Jawini, GM of Saudi Arabia’s Human Resources Development Fund

Turki Al-Jawini has been general manager of the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) since November 2019.
He has been a member of the board of directors of the National Gas and Industrial Co. (GASCO), representing Hadaf, since December 2019, and a board member of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Corp. as a representative of the same authority since February 2020.
Al-Jawini was CEO of Dammam Airports Co. (DACO) between 2017 and 2019, general manager of King Fahd International Airport in Dammam between 2016 and 2017, and head of the commercial division of NasJet between 2013 and 2015.
He was a consultant to the assistant to the president of the airports sector at the General Authority of Civil Aviation during 2016 and regional director for branch networks at the Saudi British Bank (SABB) between 2001 and 2006.
Al-Jawini was awarded a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of the Pacific, California in 1994, and a second bachelor’s degree in computer applications and information systems from Clarion University, Pennsylvania, in 1998.
On Tuesday, Prince Faisal bin Salman, Madinah governor, stressed the importance of investment in developing the capabilities of the national workforce and enhancing training programs to provide leadership skills, noting the Kingdom’s commitment to developing human resources and supporting participation in the labor market.
Prince Faisal made the comments during an online conference on the new strategy for Hadaf in the presence of Prince Saud bin Khaled Al-Faisal, deputy governor of Madinah, and Al-Jawini.


Notice setting date for Saudi international flights ‘is bogus’

Updated 12 August 2020

Notice setting date for Saudi international flights ‘is bogus’

  • Aviation chiefs issue official denial after fake circular says passengers can fly to and from Kingdom from October

RIYADH: A fake circular suggesting Saudi Arabia will resume international flights in October has been condemned as “completely baseless and fabricated” by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
Rumors that international flights will shortly return have been circulating on social media in recent weeks without any official statement from GACA.
On Tuesday, the authority denied announcing the resumption of international flights and said information being circulated was fabricated.
Saudi Arabia suspended international flights from March 15 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since domestic flights restarted on May 31, rumors have been circulating regarding the return of international flights. On Monday, the bogus GACA circular was shared on various social media platforms suggesting flights into and out of Saudi Arabia would resume in October. It sparked a flurry of speculation.
The circular, titled “No flights till October 2020,” said: “An employee of the GACA has stated in a recent interview that all international flights to and from the Kingdom are to remain suspended till the month of October.” Quoting a GACA official, the circular said that the decision was subject to the number of coronavirus cases, which must “come down to three digits.”
GACA official spokesman Ibrahim bin Abdullah Alrwosa told Arab News the circular “is completely baseless and fabricated.”
He shared a tweet from the authority’s public relations department describing the circular as incorrect.
The civil aviation authority has previously said there is no specific date for the resumption of international flights, he added.
All international flights remain suspended until further notice.
However, exceptions have been made for humanitarian assistance and emergency cases, medical evacuation flights and repatriation of stranded citizens and expatriates wanting to return home.