His Excellency Ahmad 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 Ahmad al Khatib is known for his ability to drive institutional transformation by achieving results efficiently and effectively through outstanding leadership.
HE Ahmad al Khatib 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. HE Ahmad al Khatib 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 is also Chairs and 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. HE Ahmad Al Khatib 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 Foreign Affairs, Ex Ambassador of KSA in Germany, and Ex-Senior advisor to the Ambassador of KSA in USA. More than 15 years of experience in the business and military industries sector.
Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, 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.
Chairman and Regional Managing Partner at EY MENA. More than 30 years of experience in the audit and financial services sectors.
Ex-President at Airbus Defense & Space, and Ex-SVP of Operations at EADS. More than 30 years of experience in the defense and aerospace sector.
General Manager Naval Vessels of FINCANTIERI, Ex-President and CEO at AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE, and Ex-CEO at ALENIA AERMACCHI (now Leonardo). More than 25 years of experience in the defense and aerospace sector.
Chairman of Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd (EDIS), and Chairman of Accuron Technologies Pte Ltd. More than 45 years in Defence, Economic, Industrial and Science & Research developments.
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.
Chairman of Local Content and Government Procurement Authority, Ex-chairman of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Chairman of Saudi Royal Aviation, Vice Chairman of MISK, and Ex CEO of Advanced Electronics Company (AEC). More than 20 years of experience in the military industries sector.