Time: May 17, 2018
Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Meshari is secretary-general of the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).
Over the past 17 years, Al-Meshari has occupied the posts of assistant secretary-general for executive affairs, and assistant secretary-general for legal and administrative affairs at CSC.
During this time he managed to enhance the secretariat’s leading role in offering legal consultation and trade-related studies to the Saudi business sector and chambers of commerce.
He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in law from George Washington University Law School in the US.
Al-Meshari recently held a meeting with the Saudi ambassador to Venezuela, Saad Al-Saad, on ways of enhancing the economic and trade relations between Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
He raised the importance of developing trade and investment with Venezuela through the exchange of trade delegations, economic information about markets, production, and current investment opportunities that are available.
The CSC was formed by royal decree in 1980, with the aim of observing the common interests of all 28 Saudi Chambers, as well as representing them on both the local and international stage.
Having been appointed secretary-general in 2016, Al-Meshari has been tasked with carrying out CSC’s vision of assisting in the development of the national economy through the role of the private sector.
Before his career with CSC, Al-Meshari’s occupations included: Assistant professor in the Institute of Public Administration; legal adviser for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and ExxonMobil; and a part-time adviser to the Ministry of Energy Industry and Minerals.