Mohammed Al-Qahtani is the executive vice president of operations at the Local Content and Government Procurement Authority.
In his current role Al-Qahtani plays a pivotal role in modernizing government procurement, developing government procurement sector strategy and overseeing the implementation of strategy through identification of categories.
He also works on the development of sourcing plans, execution approaches and sustained partnerships with government entities, suppliers and services, provided to ensure that the government procurement sector achieves its strategic goals and objectives.
Al-Qahtani completed his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh.
He has held many managerial roles including vice president and supply chain manager at ABB MENA, Riyadh, between August 2019 and August 2020, vice president and country supply chain manager from July 2014 to August 2019, and sales manager from April 2012 to July 2014.
At Trading Agencies Co., Al-Qahtani worked as a division manager in the construction division between October 2009 and April 2012, where he contributed to the re-engineering of processes and structure, relating to people, tools, IT, operations, organization and governance.
He also implemented strategies to maximize revenue by developing and executing agile management best practices and procurement as key drivers of growth for delivery across real estate, mixed-use buildings, industrial, and oil and gas industries, among other duties.
Al-Qahtani is a member of the Saudi Council of Engineers, with expertise in strategic business planning and development, project management lifecycle, and turnaround and high-growth strategies.