Abdullah bin Zaraa was recently appointed as head of the Saudi executive office at the International Monetary Fund by Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan.
Saudi Arabia’s executive office is a permanent member of the IMF’s executive board, where it represents the Kingdom independently.
Bin Zaraa was appointed due to his extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of financial and investment fields, public debt management, credit and asset management, corporate finance, and banking.
He expressed his thanks and appreciation to the leadership and Al-Jadaan for their trust, which Bin Zaraa said was an incentive to make greater efforts to serve the country and strengthen the Kingdom’s regional and worldwide financial leadership.
Bin Zaraa was chief operating officer and CEO of the National Debt Management Center from March 2021 where he oversaw the entire debt portfolio in various currencies, maturities and debt repayments and oversaw the credit rating process.
He also served as the head of operations and resources from September 2018 until June 2021, and the head of credit ratings and external relations from November 2017 until June 2021 at the debt management office.
He was a senior relationship manager of financial institutions at the Saudi British Bank. He also worked as an international brokerage manager at HSBC Saudi Arabia from March 2009 to September 2015. Bin Zaraa served as a head of GCC/MENA equity markets at SABB from January 2008 to February 2009.
He received a master’s degree in business and management, specializing in finance, from the University of Plymouth, England, in 2014.