FaceOf: Hossam bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Anqari, president of the Saudi General Auditing Bureau

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Time: July 22, 2018

Hossam bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Anqari has been president of the General Auditing Bureau (GAB) since May 2016 with the rank of minister. He has also been a member of the Saudi Shoura Council since 2013.

Al-Anqari is also a professor of economics at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah. He has published around 50 papers, articles and monographs in English and Arabic in his field, in addition to two books.

He has also participated in several conferences and forums related to administrative sciences and the areas of accounting and auditing in Saudi Arabia and abroad. He was born in Riyadh, on Nov. 13, 1966. His father was Abdul Mohsen Al-Anqari, who was a businessman, a co-founder, and owner of Al-Anqari Holding Co.

In 1991, he received his bachelor’s degree from the accounting department of the faculty of economics and administration at King Abdul Aziz University. He then joined the department as a lecturer.

After he received his Ph.D. from the University of Essex, UK, in accounting and financial management, he was appointed as an associate professor at the Department of Accounting at King Abdul Aziz University in 2000.

In 2009 he became dean of the faculty of economics and administration for two terms. He was also acting dean of the faculty of law during the same period.

Al-Anqari recently led GAB’s delegation to the high-level meeting of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).

A two-day meeting, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council in cooperation with INTOSAI, discussed the contributions of supreme audit institutions to the implementation of the objectives of sustainable development goals.

This article was first published in Arab News

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