Fahd Hamzh Cynndy, CEO of the Saudi Ground Services

Fahd Hamzh Cynndy
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Updated 22 September 2020

Fahd Hamzh Cynndy, CEO of the Saudi Ground Services

  • Cynndy did an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in China

Fahd Hamzh Cynndy has been the CEO of the Saudi Ground Services (SGS) since 2019.
SGS is the driving force behind the efficient, safe, and courteous ground handling of passengers and aircraft at 28 airports in Saudi Arabia.
Cynndy obtained an associate degree in commercial aviation at North Dakota University in the US. He did a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Western New England University, Massachusetts. He did an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in China.
Cynndy also attended a certificate course in leadership tailored for executives at Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2019. Cynndy also has more than 6,300 flight hours and has obtained the American Federal License for Commercial Aviation. He is an IATA-certified aviation instructor.
Since 2019, Cynndy has been a part-time vice chairman of the Helicopter Company, which was established in 2018. He has also been a board member of the Saudi Amad for Airport Services and Transport since 2019. He has also worked for Saudi Aramco as manager of its aviation department from 1995 to 2019. On Monday, the SGS signed a memorandum of understanding to develop its technologies to disinfect aircraft and all Saudi airports to ensure the safety and health of passengers.
Cynndy said that the safe return of air traffic requires high-quality technical and preventive efforts.


Saudi health minister promises to procure tested COVID-19 vaccine

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah. (AP)
Updated 39 min 52 sec ago

Saudi health minister promises to procure tested COVID-19 vaccine

JEDDAH: Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday said the Kingdom will procure vaccine for the novel coronavirus once it is confirmed to be safe and effective.

He said research on the vaccine is underway in a number of countries and the Saudi health authorities are following the developments.
The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to decline in the Kingdom with the recovery rate from the illness rising to 96 percent. The minister attributed the decline on the “commitment to health precautions.”
“I also thank my fellow health practitioners for their wonderful efforts,” Al-Rabiah said.
Commenting on the second and stronger wave of COVID-19 in some countries, he said it was due to a lack of “commitment to social distancing” and failure to wear masks and taking other precautions.
He ruled out any leniency on part of the government in its fight against the virus. The minister said it is necessary to abide by precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay.

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• Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday.

• With 16 new fatalities, the virus-related death toll has risen to 5,201.

“We (all) are in one boat, and the failure of some affects everyone, so we must work together” to check the spread of the virus.
He also advised people who show COVID-19 symptoms to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
“Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app, and anyone who has any questions or wants to consult a doctor can call 937,” the minister said.
Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 348,583 since the beginning of the outbreak in the Kingdom.
The Health Ministry said 16 more people died due to complications caused by the virus raising the death toll to 5,201. The ministry also reported 357 new recoveries. The total number of recovered cases has now increased to 328,895.