His Excellency Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI). He has held this role since October 2017. He has over 25 years in the financial services and investment sectors, and has particular expertise in establishing, managing and restructuring government and corporate entities. HE Ahmed Al-Khateeb is known for his ability to drive institutional transformation by achieving results efficiently and effectively through outstanding leadership.
HE Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb is one of the most important driving forces in the Kingdom today, and his work spans Saudi Arabia’s most critical industrial sectors including the military complex, culture and the arts, foreign direct investment, commerce and others. He was amongst the key architects of the government framework guiding the Kingdom over the next several decades - Saudi Vision 2030 – and currently leads its Quality of Life Program. He also recently led elements of the National Transformation Program 2020. Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb is a leading voice across the key defense entities of the Kingdom. In addition to his role as the Chairman of the Board at SAMI, he is also the Minister of Tourism and serves as Counsellor for the Minister of Defense, an Advisor to the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, a member of the Board of Directors for the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), and the Military Industries Corporation (MIC), and the Chairman of the Armament Committee. In addition to Chairing the Board of SAMI, he also Chairs the Saudi Fund for Development. Before assuming the role of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SAMI, he served as the Kingdom’s Minister of Health and an Advisor to King Salman Bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Court. Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb studied business and financial management at university, receiving his BA in business administration from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, and subsequently a diploma in Wealth Management from Dalhousie University in Canada.
Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Chairman of Local Content and Government Procurement Authority, CEO at Abdullah Ibrahim Al Khorayef Sons Company, Vice chairman of Arabian Agricultural Services Company (ARASCO), Board member of Alkhorayef Group of Companies, Vice Chairman of Industrial Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Riyadh and member of the National Industrial Committee. More than 25 years as a leader in the industrial, commercial and investment industries.
Advisor at the Saudi Royal Court, Retired Chief of Staff at the Saudi Armed Forces, and Ex-Deputy Chief of Staff at the Saudi Armed Forces
Assistant Minister for Executive Affairs – Ministry of Defense, Vice Chairman of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Member of the Executive Committee at Saudi Telecom Company (STC), and Ex-Group CEO of Saudi Telecom Company (STC)
Advisor at the general secretariat of the council of minister, Ex-chairman of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Vice Chairman of MISK, and Ex CEO of Advanced Electronics Company (AEC). More than 20 years of experience in the military industries sector.
First governor of the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monshaat), and the chairman of the Board of directors of the national Family business Center. Rich experience in governance entrepreneurship and business development. Forty years of experience as a director and chairman of boards of directors.
Board Member at Marafiq, Board Member at SADAF, Ex-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and board member of Ma’aden, and Ex-Senior Executive Advisor to the CEO of SABIC
Managing Director at Jawaris Ltd., Chairman of Jada Fund of Funds, Vice Chairman of Alraidah Investment Company (RIC), and Board Member at the Public Pension Agency.
Chairman and Regional Managing Partner at EY MENA. More than 30 years of experience in the audit and financial services sectors.
Chief Financial Officer at Public Investment Fund (PIF), Board Member at the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), Board Member at King Abdullah Financial District Company, and Board Member at National Water Company