Dr. Saad Al-Shahrani has been the deputy minister for economic affairs and investment studies at the Ministry of Investment since January 2021.
He is also a fellow professor of economics at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, the vice chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Economic Association, and board member of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.
Prior to that, Al-Shahrani was the deputy minister of macroeconomic and fiscal policies at the Ministry of Finance from November 2019 to December 2020 and a member of the steering committee at the Ministry of Finance from January 2017 to December 2020.
He was a member of the Economic Policies Committee OECD from January 2018 to December 2020 and a member of the National Financial Stabilities Committee from January 2017 to December 2020.
He served as a senior economic specialist at the Saudi Central Bank from July 2015 to June 2016, and was an economist at the International Monetary Fund from January 2011 to December 2015. Al-Shahrani was a member of the establishment team of the Gulf Monetary Council from January 2010 to June 2011.
He was an instructor of econometrics and macroeconomics at the Washington State University from 2007 to 2009, and the director of Arabic language and cultural programs at the same university for two years. In addition, he served at the Saudi Central Bank as an economic researcher and economic specialist from 2002.
Al-Shahrani received his Ph.D. in economics from Washington State University and has two master’s degrees, one in statistics and the second in applied economics from the same university.
He has an associate diploma in macroeconomics from the Institute of Banking. He earned his bachelor’s degree in science and mathematics in Saudi Arabia.