Rakan Khalid Bin Dohaish has been the Saudi Ministry of Health’s assistant deputy minister of international collaboration since August 2022.
As part of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia has implemented major public-sector reforms, including in international collaboration. Bin Dohaish oversees all the ministry’s international affairs, including policy, bilateral, and multilateral engagements, and links with global and regional organizations and specific groups such as the G20 and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Prior to taking on his current role, Bin Dohaish served as the director general of the international financial institutions department at the Saudi Ministry of Finance working with bodies including the World Economic Forum, International Monetary Fund, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council, and Arab Monetary Fund.
From 2020 to 2022, he worked as a senior director and board member at the Global Infrastructure Hub, a not-for-profit organization established by the G20 to advance sustainable, resilient, and inclusive infrastructure.
In 2021, he served as the G20 finance track director at the Ministry of Finance, and between 2018 and 2020 was a senior policy adviser and lead with the G20 Infrastructure Working Group of the G20 Finance Track Program.
His career began at the Saudi Central Bank in 2010, where he served as a senior investment analyst in its investment management department until 2018. His responsibilities included reviewing the authority’s investment policy statement, identifying new investment opportunities, and looking after externally managed portfolios in fixed income, alternatives, and equity divisions.
Bin Dohaish gained a bachelor’s degree in public administration from King Saud University and a master’s degree in business administration finance from Oklahoma City University in the US.
In 2013, he was seconded to investment banking company Goldman Sachs in New York, and he also participated in training programs run by institutions such as the World Bank, the Bank of England, JP Morgan, Blackstone, BlackRock, and Fitch Learning.