King Salman has approved the appointment of Nabil M. Khojah as the secretary-general of the Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority (ECZA). Khojah succeeds Mohanud A. Helal, in line with Royal Decree No. 35791 dated Feb. 11.
Khojah brings extensive experience in the field of logistics to the role, having served as the chief executive of Saudia Cargo between 2012 and 2018 and managing director of the supply chain division at DHL Saudi Arabia from 2008 to 2012. He has also held various leadership positions with Unilever KSA and the Royal Saudi Air Force, among others.
Khojah extended his sincere thanks and appreciation to King Salman for placing his trust in his capabilities, and called upon Allah to guide him in serving Islam, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the nation. He aims to lead ECZA’s journey to success by attaining its goals and strategic initiatives, advancing its role in enhancing the Kingdom’s global competitiveness, and achieving the aspirations and directions of its wise leadership. He further expressed his determination to contribute to the fulfillment of the goals of Vision 2030 and its relevant vision realization programs.
In addition to praising ECZA’s achievements to date, Khojah emphasized the importance of building on this momentum to achieve ECZA’s strategic goals and initiatives, as well as intensifying efforts to enable the economic cities and special zones to localize the national capital and attract high-quality foreign investments.
The ECZA was established by a royal decree in 2010 with the mandate to provide full administrative and financial supervision over the economic cities and special zones, including responsibility for regulating, supervising and providing various highly efficient, integrated single-window government services for investors and residents.
ECZA’s vision is to make Saudi Arabia a globally attractive hub for high-value, long-term investments, based on the values of leadership, integrity, responsibility, partnership and customer-centricity.
It is also committed to creating and nurturing attractive social environments that guarantee residents and workers in the economic cities and special zones a high standard of living.