Prince Turki succeeds Prince Faisal as SRMG chairman

Updated 13 February 2013

Prince Turki succeeds Prince Faisal as SRMG chairman

JEDDAH: Prince Turki bin Salman has been appointed chairman of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), succeeding Prince Faisal bin Salman who was recently installed as governor of Madinah province.
SRMG's Board of Directors on Saturday announced that the changes were approved in a board meeting last Thursday in Riyadh.
During the meeting, the board members acknowledged Prince Faisal's efforts in leading to SRMG achieve several significant accomplishments during his stewardship for more than 10 years.
SRMG is the holding company of Arab News, among many other subsidiary companies.
Prince Turki's term as chairman for the current session extends to April 30, 2015, the board said. The appointment will be put up for approval with the next regular General Assembly meeting.
Prince Turki was born in Riyadh in 1987. He holds a bachelor degree in marketing from King Saud University and he is currently the chairman of Tharawat Holding Company.

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Shubaily has been appointed SRPC board of trustees' member and secretary-general. Established in 2008, SRPC board of trustees is first of its kind in the Arab media in terms of its structure, mission and powers.

The board supports professional independence of the group's publications in line with its policy of separating management from the editorial section. It plays an effective role in the selection of editors in chief of the company's publications and their deputies.

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.