Scholars condemn blasts

Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (L) and Abdullah Al-Asheikh.
Updated 06 July 2016

Scholars condemn blasts

MAKKAH: President of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais expressed condemnation of the terrorist acts that took place in Madinah, Jeddah and Qatif.

“These terrorist and heinous acts and treacherous incidents are a deception by the enemies of Islam who have made the Muslim countries a field to show their experiments, especially in the land of the Two Holy Mosques and during the holy month of Ramadan,” he said.
He appreciated efforts of the security men in thwarting such criminal acts, which were aimed to terrorize citizens, residents, visitors, and Umrah performers.
For his part, Speaker of the Shoura Council Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Asheikh, said the suicidal attack near the Prophet’s Mosque is considered a precedent in corruption on earth and came to reveal this stray and corrupt group, and their dirty war against Islam and Muslims. They have never cared about the sanctity of time and place.
In Madinah, the imam of the Prophet’s Mosque and judge at the Appeal Court, Sheikh Salah bin Mohammed Al-Bidair, said anyone who approaches the Prophet’s Mosque wielding a sword, carrying a weapon, or wearing an explosive belt, with the intention to kill worshippers and guards and terrorize worshippers, is an infidel, and has only sold himself to the enemies of Islam and betrayed his religion, citizens and the homeland.
He said the man who blew himself up near the Prophet’s Mosque is only a tool in the hands of the kharijites (outlaws) of this era, renegades from Islam and are a tool in the hands of Zionists, Jews, and the pagans, who are all enemies of Islam, Sunnis, the curse of Allah, angels and all people be on them or those give them shelter.

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, new CEO of Saudi National Competitiveness Center

Updated 19 September 2019

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, new CEO of Saudi National Competitiveness Center

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi is the newly appointed CEO of the National Competitiveness Center (NCC).

Al-Mutairi received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from King Faisal University in 1992. In 1997, she obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK.

She began her career as a lecturer in the chemistry department of King Faisal University, from 1993 to 1994, before lecturing at the University of Bristol for three years.

In 1998, she became an assistant professor of human genetics at Harvard University, and two years later she joined Perkin Elmer as a scientific research consultant in biological sciences in the US until 2002.

A year later, she joined Hospital Aramco as a preventive medicine consultant. She then headed the department of public medical relations, and served as an acting director of the department of medical technical support services, and the head of quality and patient safety from 2007 to 2010.

With Saudi Aramco, she headed the manpower planning and analysis department for a year, before she became the project manager of the Aramco Accelerated Strategic Transformation Program from 2011 to 2012.

Al-Mutairi ran her company, Heemah for Business Services between 2014 and 2017.

She also helped with the establishment of the National Competitiveness Center, and coordinated the partnership between Johns Hopkins Hospital and Aramco Healthcare.

In 2017, Al-Mutairi served as an adviser to the minister of commerce and investment.