Omar Hariri, chairman of SkyTeam Cargo Alliance

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Updated 17 November 2020

Omar Hariri, chairman of SkyTeam Cargo Alliance

SkyTeam Cargo, the largest alliance in the air cargo industry, has announced the appointment of Omar Hariri as the new chairman of its executive board.
The executive board of SkyTeam Cargo Alliance, which is made up of top executives from the group’s 12-member cargo airlines, endorsed Hariri’s new role during a recent meeting.
Hariri is a transportation and logistics veteran with 16 years of commercial, operations and transformation experience within blue-chip companies across Saudi Arabia and the region.
Having started his career with DHL in 2004, his abilities and results-driven approach moved him up the corporate ladder to vice president of the commercial division for DHL in Saudi Arabia within a decade.
During his tenure at DHL, he held different managerial positions, including national sales manager for Saudi Arabia and country general manager for Kuwait operations prior to heading the commercial function in Saudi Arabia as vice president.  
Before joining Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. (Saudia Cargo), Hariri headed FedEx Express in the Kingdom as managing director, where he transformed the business by exponentially growing the top line within 18 months.
He currently leads Saudia Cargo and Saudi Arabian Logistics Co. as CEO. The multibillion-riyal group is served by more than 1,300 employees, is operated through 10 freighters and has a belly space of 160 passenger aircraft, along with 4 cargo terminals spread across the country.
Hariri obtained a master’s degree in procurement, logistics and supply chain management at the University of Salford, UK and is a member of the IATA Cargo Advisory Council and SkyTeam Cargo Committee.


Al-Jouf principality, Saudi Ministry of Environment sign agreement to boost support for family-run businesses

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Al-Jouf principality, Saudi Ministry of Environment sign agreement to boost support for family-run businesses

Al-Jouf Gov. Prince Faisal bin Nawaf witnessed the signing of an agreement, between Al-Jouf principality and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, that aims to provide greater support to empower small, family-run rural businesses.
The initiative is designed help families in rural areas who are running cottage industries and micro-businesses to improve and sustain their income and standard of living, create self-employment opportunities and transform their projects into competitive entrepreneurial businesses that can withstand market challenges.
The agreement was signed by Mansour Al-Mushaiti, the deputy minister of environment, water and agriculture, and Hussein Al-Sultan, Al-Jouf’s undersecretary, in the presence of Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, minister of environment, water and agriculture.
The Ministry has launched a number of initiatives designed to contribute to the achievement of sustainable-development goals as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program of reforms.
It is also supporting the implementation of the National Transformation Program, which aims to achieve sustainable development based on principles such as sustainable economic growth, social development and protection of the environment and natural resources.