FaceOf: Husameddin Al-Madani, director general of KSA’s National Center for Performance Monitoring

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Time: May 06, 2018

The National Center for Performance Monitoring (Adaa) is tasked with supervising the progress of the implementation of Saudi Vision 2030 and other related programs. Husameddin Al-Madani is the director general of Adaa. The performance-monitoring agency was established in 2016 with the aim of introducing a culture of transparency and performance assessment in Saudi Arabia’s public sector.

An engineer by training, Al-Madani completed his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Kansas. Later, he went on to earn his a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering/Unconventional Gas Resources from Texas A&M University. He is a recipient of the 2010 Texas A&M Montgomery Prize and the International SPE Young Member Outstanding Service Award.

Prior to joining Adaa, Al-Madani held various technical and senior positions at Saudi Aramco from 2004 to 2011, participating in the development of their Performance Measurement and Management Platform, including the creation of organizational KPIs.

He was also a member of the corporate committee that restructured the research and development strategy and contributed to the implementation of the Accelerated Transformation Program.

In 2016, Al-Madani completed the General Management in Strategy, Business and Leadership Program from Harvard Business School. Speaking at the new Adaa offices in Riyadh, Al-Madani described their target market saying, “At Adaa, we view ourselves as having two basic constituencies: Government clients and the general public.  Within government, our work focuses on being a partner and enabler to encourage better monitoring and a strong emphasis upon performance. Our second constituency is the general public. We believe that formal performance measures such as KPIs and the like can only tell so much about how an organization is performing.”

This article was first published in Arab News

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