FaceOf: Saleh Ali Al-Turki, mayor of Jeddah

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Time: July 31, 2018

Saleh Ali Al-Turki is a Saudi Arabian businessman, delegated member of Jeddah Holdings, president and chairman of Nesma Holding Co., president of Mawaddah International Group, Asdaq and Jeddah Head of Al-Birr charity organization. He was appointed mayor of Jeddah province on July 27.

Al-Turki attained a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, US.

He is also the Honorary Consul of Austria in Jeddah since 2010.

Prior to his role as the new mayor of Jeddah province, Al-Turki served in a number of positions such as the president of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the president of the Council of Saudi Chambers, and was a member of Makkah Regional Council.

In the field of education, he is currently a member of the board of trustees of the University of Prince Mugrin in Madinah, the board of trustees of Dar Al-Hikma University in Jeddah, and a member of the advisory board of Effat University in Jeddah.

He has previously been a member of the board of trustees of the University of Business and Technology and a member of the advisory board of the Saudi Institute for Research Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

Al-Turki achieved a number of awards, such as the King Salman Award for Young Entrepreneurs and the Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Award for Services to Charity.

He has served in trade for more than 35 years, achieving record successes by building more than 47 companies operating in all fields of the service and contracting sectors.

According to previous statements, Al-Turki sees the Saudi market as filled with investment opportunities, and that there is a radical difference between the market today and when it started its trade in terms of quality, costs and a large number of competitors on government tenders.

This article was first published in Arab News

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