Jihad Alkhaldi, chief executive officer of the Music Commission

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Time: 11 March, 2020

Jihad Alkhaldi
  • Alkhaldi obtained her master’s degree in business administration at Edinburgh Business School in the UK in 2004

Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan recently appointed Jihad Alkhaldi the chief executive officer of the Music Commission.
Alkhaldi has more than three decades of experience in the music sector. She is a violinist with a bachelor’s degree in music theory and violin playing from Conservatoire — The Higher Institute For Music, Cairo. She also remained associated with the Egyptian Orchestra for 8 years. Alkhaldi is a perfect combination of theoretical and practical knowledge of music.
Through the commission, the ministry seeks to regulate and develop the music sector in the Kingdom and to support and encourage local talent.
Her appointment comes as a first step to start the functioning of the authority and discharging of its responsibilities toward developing the Saudi music sector in all its directions, Saudi Press Agency said.
In addition to her musical talent, Alkhaldi is also well-versed with the requirements of the corporate world. She obtained her master’s degree in business administration at Edinburgh Business School in the UK in 2004.
She worked as the chief financial officer at Magrabi Hospitals and Centers from April 2007 to 2012. Later she was promoted as a group chief financial officer.
The commission is one of the 11 new bodies formed by the Ministry of Culture to manage and develop various branches of the Saudi cultural sector following a Cabinet decision in this regard earlier this month. This is part of the ministry’s vision and orientation document announced in March 2019. Twitter: @jihad_alkhaldy

This article was first published in Arab News

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