Time: 17 January, 2020
- In May 2017, she became the first Saudi woman to chair the Saudi Economic Association
- Al-Yousef has also worked as an adviser to prestigious regional institutions including the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources
Dr. Nourah Al-Yousef has been a member of the Shoura Council since her appointment by royal decree in December 2016.
She is also a professor of economics at King Saud University in Riyadh where she served as the vice dean of the economics department and college of law and political science respectively between 2010 and 2015.
Al-Yousef has also worked as an adviser to prestigious regional institutions including the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources between 1999 and 2007, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Secretariat from 2003 to 2008, and the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority during 2002 and 2003.
In May 2017, she became the first Saudi woman to chair the Saudi Economic Association.
Al-Yousef gained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration from Bellarmine University in the US city of Louisville. She also holds a master’s degree in economics from King Saud University and a Ph.D. in in the same subject from a university in the UK.
As an active researcher, she has conducted post-doctoral work at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, and the Secretariat of OPEC. Her main fields of research have been concentrated on macroeconomics, energy economics, and econometric applications.
Al-Yousef was named one of the top 10 Saudi women in the field of economics in the December 2019 issue of the leading Arab women’s magazine, Sayidaty, chosen for
her active contribution to the finance and business worlds locally and regionally.