Fahad Al-Thenayan has been a regulatory affairs adviser at the Water Regulator, an administratively independent agency working under the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, since October 2020.
The Water Regulator is in charge of relations between water service providers and beneficiaries, to ensure the sustainability of water supplies.
In 2018, the 6th Annual Saudi Trade Finance Summit honored Al-Thenayan for his work fulfilling key strategies in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
Between 2017 and 2018, he served as the general manager of budgeting policies at the Ministry of Finance.
In 2012, Al-Thenayan joined the Ma’aden Aluminum Project as a services director. The team succeeded in starting the largest aluminum project worldwide, and also became the lowest unit-cost producer globally within five years.
In late 2008, Al-Thenayan joined Saudi Aramco as a performance analyst at the financial analysis and performance adviser department. During that period, he contributed to developing an automated performance management system for Aramco as well as improving the product costing as an important tool for decision-making.
Al-Thenayan started his career as an economist at the Saudi Central Bank during the period 2002-2008.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from King Saud University in 2002, and his master’s degree in policy economics from the University of Illinois in 2006.