Ali Al-Asiri, CEO of Saudi e-government program Yesser

Ali Al-Asiri
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Updated 16 October 2020

Ali Al-Asiri, CEO of Saudi e-government program Yesser

Ali Al-Asiri has been the chief executive officer of the Saudi e-government program Yesser since December 2017. He played a pivotal role in overseeing Yesser’s success in meeting the Kingdom’s digital transformation goal of developing an integrated smart government.
Al-Asiri gained a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).
He has more than 19 years of experience working with local and international organizations in program management and organizational leadership, and has a proven track record in sales, business development, the solutions and services sector, information technology (IT), and telecoms.
Between 2000 and 2006, Al-Asiri was employed as an IT support engineer at KFUPM’s information and technology center before joining SNC Lavalin Inc., in Calgary, Canada as a senior telecommunications engineer from 2006 to 2007.
In 2008, he took up a position at Cisco Systems Inc. as a consulting engineer responsible for developing multiple project implementations and designs, and in 2010 moved to Saudi Telecom Co. as a program director.
He then went on to hold a number of roles with US multinational corporation Juniper Networks, including as service manager, senior manager, and services sales and solutions delivery general manager.
Between May and November 2017, he worked as CEO at PrimeGate for IT, and from January to November of that year held the same title as founder of CloudBuilders Technology.
Digital transformation is one of the key pillars for realizing the Saudi Vision 2030 reform plan, and Al-Asiri has been a vocal advocate of the importance of achieving a fully citizen-centered digital government.
 


Saudi health ministry announces 385 new COVID-19 cases

Updated 20 October 2020

Saudi health ministry announces 385 new COVID-19 cases

  • The number of people who contracted the disease in the Kingdom is now 342,968

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has confirmed 385 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths over the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health said the new confirmed cases increase the number of people who contracted the disease in the Kingdom to 342,968. 

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in Madinah with 59, followed by 31 in Yanbu, 27 in Makkah, and 23 in Riyadh. 

 The ministry also announced that 375 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 329,270.

The recent deaths raise the total number of fatalities in the Kingdom to 5,217.