Abdul Aziz Al-Duhaim has been the deputy minister for policies and regulations at the Saudi Ministry of Commerce since June 2021. He was their assistant deputy minister for laws and regulations between March 2017 and June 2021, head of the Companies Law Violations Committee between August 2016 and June 2021, and legal adviser at the Deputy Ministry for Laws and Regulations Affairs between 2013 and 2017.
Al-Duhaim completed his bachelor’s degree in Sharia (Islamic law) from Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, and his master’s degree in commercial law from Hull University in Britain.
He has over 10 years of experience in both the public and private sectors and is a member of the board of directors of the Saudi Lawyers Association, the permanent committee of Saudi Arbitration Center, the board of directors of the Small and Medium Enterprises Funding Guarantee Program, and the advisory board of the College of Law at Al-Yamamah University.
Al-Duhaim has worked in law firms in Riyadh and Dubai, such as Hadef & Partners between between 2010 and 2011 and Abdulaziz Al-Gasim Law Firm in association with Allen & Overy LLP between 2011 and 2012.
He headed the Financial Disputes and Violations Committee between August 2017 and October 2020.
He has participated in specialized training programs, including the Advanced Legislation Program at the London School of Economics, the Seattle Business Legislation Development Program in collaboration with the US Department of Commerce, and the English Law Program at the University of Cambridge.