Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih was recently appointed as deputy minister of transport and logistic services.
In a royal decree, Al-Rumaih was also assigned as president of the Public Transport Authority, which oversees land, railway and maritime transport in Saudi Arabia, facilitating investment consistent with the Kingdom’s development strategies and the Vision 2030 reform plans.
Al-Rumaih received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from King Saud University. He continued his higher education with a master’s and a doctorate in the same field of study from the University of Colorado, US. He also obtained an MBA from the University of Leicester in Britain.
He boasts more than 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. His work has covered administrative roles, participation in a number of supervisory and executive committees, as well as contributing to national and international scientific and specialized conferences.
He began his career at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology as a scientific and academic researcher. He also worked as a part-time consultant for the Ministry of Defense.
He then moved to the private sector, where he held a number of executive positions. In 2002, he was assigned as the vice president of Alkhaleej Training and Education Co.
In 2008, he was appointed as a deputy CEO of operations at Saudi Railway Co. Two years later, he became CEO of the Saudi Railway Co. until 2015 before he became its president.
In October 2016, Al-Rumaih was appointed chairman of the Public Transport Authority. In 2020, his services were then extended for another four years.
He was also appointed chairman of the Saudi Railway Polytechnic in 2015. The SRP is currently training dozens of Saudi women, aged between 22 and 30, to drive trains on the Kingdom’s Haramain High-Speed Railway.
He is a board member of the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, the King Fahd Causeway Corp., the Saudi Red Sea Authority, the Future Work Co., and the Makkah Mass Rail Transit Co.