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Tuwaijri… An Economist Carrying the Banner of Correcting World Trade

Tuwaijri… An Economist Carrying the Banner of Correcting World Trade

Thursday, 9 July, 2020 - 07:30
Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia nominated on Wednesday Mohammad al-Tuwaijri to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).


Tuwaijri enjoys a record filled with practical experience, especially in the financial, investment, and planning fields.


Tuwaijri obtained a master’s degree with honors in Business Administration from King Saud University in 1998 and went on to hold several leadership roles during his career.


He was also a member of the Kingdom’s Council of Ministers and the Council of Economic and Development Affairs from 2017 to 2020.


He then assumed the position of Deputy Minister of Economy and Planning as well as the Secretary-General of the Finance Committee at the Royal Court from 2016 to 2017. He also held the role of Vice-Chairman of the Kingdom’s National Development Fund, chaired by the National Transformation Program.


Throughout his time at the Ministry, Tuwaijri helped oversee some of the sweeping changes taken throughout Saudi Arabia’s economy as part of Vision 2030.


He also held the post of Chairman of the General Authority for Statistics and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Privatization Center in addition to his membership in the Board of Directors of Aramco and the Board of Directors of Public Investment Fund.


He also assumed the post of Deputy Chairman and CEO of HSBC Bank Middle East and North Africa from 2014 to 2016, Regional Head of banking Services at HSBC Middle East and North Africa from 2010 to 2014 and CEO of J.P. Morgan Saudi Arabia from 2007 to 2010.


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