Ibrahim Al-Omar, director general of Saudia airline

Ibrahim Al-Omar
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Updated 30 October 2020

Ibrahim Al-Omar, director general of Saudia airline

Ibrahim Al-Omar is the newly appointed director general of Saudia airline, elected recently by the board of directors, headed by Minister of Transport Saleh Al-Jasser.
Al-Omar holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and has a strong background in the information communications technology and logistics sectors.
He also attended the program for leadership development at Harvard Business School.
Al-Omar has been a Saudia board member since June 2020. Prior to that, he was the governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority between April 2017 and February 2020.
He was chief executive officer of the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) between 2014-2017.
He has worked on a variety of major international telecom projects as well, during his 18-year career, including appointments at Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), until he became
vice president of STC’s business unit, chief executive officer of VIVA Bahrain and chief alliance and partnership officer and chief development officer
at Mobily.
Al-Omar is also chairman of Mideast Ship Management Limited and serves on the boards of the Saudi Railways Co., National Chemical Carriers and the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation.


Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

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Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.