Faisal Al-Fadl, Saudi Green Building Forum founder

Faisal Al-Fadl
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Updated 30 July 2020

Faisal Al-Fadl, Saudi Green Building Forum founder

Faisal Al-Fadl is founder of the Saudi Green Building Forum, which was launched in 2010 as a nongovernmental organization specialized in promoting a global agenda for health, safety and the environment.
Al-Fadl serves as secretary-general of the King Saud Foundation, which aims to eradicate poverty, ignorance and disease. His over 20 years of experience in architecture, engineering and construction have allowed him to supervise billion-dollar-building projects.
He is an architect, active volunteer and community builder whose work is paving the way for a sustainable future. As a community builder, he has been involved in the education of thousands in sustainability and has helped hundreds of delegates to achieve professional positions in the field.
Al-Fadl strongly believes in “protecting the planet and building resilience.” Speaking of climate change, he stated that it would be “nearly impossible — and substantially more expensive — to keep global warming in check without bolstering local action” through the mobilization of volunteers to this end.
“City planning ‘defaults’ must be changed from ‘linear’ to ‘circular,’ community-centric plans, monitored by city master strategic planning,” he said.
“We must pursue policies and make investments to address disaster risk-reduction and protect the planet from degradation. Countries must regulate businesses and pressure multi-industries to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050 in an effort to lower temperatures by 1.5°C in cities,” he added.
In 1990, he obtained a Master of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the US. In 1995, he earned a postgraduate degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia and Hawaii. He is a registered engineer with the Saudi Council of Engineers.


Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Updated 14 August 2020

Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Fahad Al-Azzam has been the assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Ministry of Health since September 2019.
He has also been the general manager for enterprise at the ministry’s project management office since July 2016, where he developed and implemented a standard set of project management processes and models, and built the framework and updated it to account for developments and best practices.
It was announced on Monday that Al-Azzam’s role as assistant deputy minister for empowerment has been extended for another year.
Al-Azzam obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2007. He studied abroad in the US, obtaining a master’s degree in engineering and technology management from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 2014.
Prior to his current position, Al-Azzam worked as a cooperative trainee at the Saudi Electricity Co. between May and October 2006.
At the Advanced Electronics Co., he worked as an assistant field service engineer between July 2007 and May 2009, and technical support and field service engineer between May 2009 and December 2010.
At the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, he worked as senior electrical engineer at their radiation safety department between January 2011 and February 2015.
He developed a safety program for exporting and importing electronics devices to and from Saudi Arabia and worked at controlling the risk resulting from the use of radiation-emitting devices. He also worked there as a project manager at their project management office between February 2015 and July 2016.