Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Sayari was recently appointed deputy governor for investment and research at the Saudi Central Bank, following a royal decree.
He expressed his gratitude and appreciation to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the generous trust granted to him, saying that it was a great honor that comes with great responsibility.
In 2019, Al-Sayari was appointed deputy governor of the Saudi Central Bank, also known as SAMA.
He had previously been SAMA’s deputy governor for investment since 2013, playing a key role in formulating the Kingdom’s sovereign debt strategy.
Al-Sayari gained a master’s degree in finance from George Washington University in the US, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, and completed a general management program at Harvard Business School.
He is also a CFA (chartered financial analyst) charter holder.
Al-Sayari is a board member of the Saudi Fund for Development, which participates in investment projects in developing countries through the granting of loans, as well as providing technical aid for financing studies. In addition, he is a board member of the Public Pension Agency and Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming.
In his role as acting head of Saudi Arabia’s Debt Management Office, which functions under the umbrella of the country’s Ministry of Finance, he has led the development of the Kingdom’s overall public debt strategy.
In 2003, Al-Sayari was seconded by SAMA for three years to the Department of Financial Markets of the International Finance Corporation, affiliated with the World Bank Group.
Al-Sayari began his professional career as a financial analyst for the Saudi Industrial Development Fund. Before joining SAMA in 1999, he earned an investment analyst certificate from Chase Manhattan bank.