Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih, chairman of the Saudi Public Transport Authority

Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih
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Updated 18 September 2020

Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih, chairman of the Saudi Public Transport Authority

Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih’s role as chairman of the Saudi Public Transport Authority (PTA) was recently extended for four years. 

Al-Rumaih has been chairman of the PTA since October 2016.

The authority oversees land, railway and maritime transport in Saudi Arabia, facilitating local and international investment consistent with economic and social development strategies in the Kingdom and Saudi Vision 2030.

Al-Rumaih has also been president of the Saudi Railways Organization since December 2015.

He gained a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado and an MBA in finance from the University of Leicester.

Al-Rumaih was CEO of the Saudi Railways Co. (SAR) from May 2010 to October 2015, and has been chairman of the Saudi Railway Polytechnic since 2015.

Previously, he served as deputy CEO of the SAR from July 2008 to April 2010, and vice president of Al-Khaleej for Education and Development from January 2002 to February 2007.

In his speech during the 2020 edition of the Saudi Transport and Logistic Services exhibition in Riyadh earlier this year, Al-Rumaih said that participants would work together in the government and private sectors to achieve the goals of Vision 2030 by transforming the Kingdom into a global logistics hub.


Saudi Arabia records 16 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 27 October 2020

Saudi Arabia records 16 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The new deaths put the total number of fatalities at 5,329

RIYADH: The Saudi health ministry recorded 16 new deaths and 399 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.  
The new virus cases bring the total number of patients who contracted the disease to 345,631.
The new deaths put the total number of fatalities at 5,329.
It also said 426 cases have recovered from the disease, raising the total number of recoveries to 332,117.