Abdulrahman Al-Zaid, GM at the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development

Abdulrahman Al-Zaid
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Updated 11 September 2020

Abdulrahman Al-Zaid, GM at the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development

Abdulrahman Al-Zaid has been the general manager of international communications at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development since January.
On Thursday he moderated a virtual press conference for a meeting of the G20 labor and employment ministers.
In their final communique the ministers said: “This year, COVID-19 has brought an unprecedented global challenge with significant human costs. Fighting and overcoming the pandemic remains our highest and overriding priority.”
Al-Zaid has a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Virginia and an MBA from the University of Adelaide.
He was a marketing executive at Al-Faisaliah Group before moving to Kingdom Holding Co. in 2002 where he worked for seven years as public relations manager.
He later joined JCDecaux to help establish local operations for the multinational conglomerate through managing the advertising at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, before becoming director of business development and airport advertising in Saudi Arabia.
In 2019 he joined the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development as general manager of corporate communications to establish the new department, before moving earlier this year to establish a department for international communications in the same ministry.
Al-Zaid is also the co-founder and former CEO of TMA, a local PR and media agency, and a partner in Deya Alkhozama, a family real estate business.


Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

Updated 18 September 2020

Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

A cybercamp to train jobseekers in the field of programming has been launched in Saudi Arabia.
The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), in cooperation with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), will run the skills initiative as part of the Tuwaiq Cybercamp training program.
Fifty trainees will take part in the learning scheme which will provide information on iOS and Android app programming, individual mentoring sessions, and practical application with certified programming certificates.
The accord also aims to provide support toward maintaining future job security.