Time: July 23, 2018
Faisal bin Fadel Al-Ibrahim
Faisal bin Fadel Al-Ibrahim is Saudi Arabia’s vice minister of economy and planning.
He recently headed the Kingdom’s delegation at a forum at the UN headquarters in New York and presented the first Voluntary National Review.
Al-Ibrahim expressed the Kingdom’s resolve in continuing with its efforts to achieve sustainable development goals.
The Kingdom is making headway in achieving sustainable development goals due to the wise leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the vice minister said.
He said the Saudi leadership is leaving no stone unturned to achieve the goals of sustainable development.
Al-Ibrahim was appointed as the vice minister on Feb. 26, 2018. He has also been serving as a consultant at Endeavor Saudi Arabia since 2016.
He received bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Accounting from Penn State University and earned his MBA degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a Certified Management Accountant and a graduate of the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance.
Al-Ibrahim has worked with top-notch consulting firms including the Boston Consulting Group.
He is an investor, advisor and a former employee of Saudi Aramco. Before his appointment as the vice minister, he also served as an advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Planning between 2016 and 2018 and as an advisor to the royal court during the same period.
During his stint at Saudi Aramco, he led a series of projects including the Bahri-Vela merger, the Ras Al-Khair Maritime Yard specifically moving it from a joint study to a joint venture transaction to name a few.
He was also a strategic adviser for Uber in Saudi Arabia between 2015 and 2016.
This article was first published Arab News
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