Saudi foreign ministry appoints first woman as director-general

Saudi foreign ministry appoints first woman as director-general
Yankasar will hold the position of director-general of the general department of cultural affairs. (Supplied)
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Updated 25 August 2020

Saudi foreign ministry appoints first woman as director-general

Saudi foreign ministry appoints first woman as director-general
  • She will hold the position of director-general of the general department of cultural affairs

RIYAHD: The Saudi foreign ministry has appointed Ahlam bint Abdulrahman Yankasar as the first woman to serve as a director-general in the ministry.
She will hold the position of director-general of the general department of cultural affairs. 
Yankasar previously worked as part of the team at the office of the deputy minister of foreign for political and economic affairs.
She was deputy head of the economic and cultural section of the Saudi embassy in London and served as an official in charge of the economic and cultural file in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs North America Department.
Yankasar also worked as a diplomatic coordinator at the general secretariat of the Saudi ambassadors’ committee in Europe.
She delivered the Kingdom’s speech at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly during the general debate on women’s advancement.
She hold a master’s degree in international business administration from the University of London.