Eng. Walid Abukhaled is the Acting CEO along with his current position as the Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI). He is in charge of managing SAMI’s operational business and achieving its strategic objectives. He brings with him wide and long experience in several leading positions in the Kingdom, Middle East and United Kingdom as he was, prior to joining SAMI, the CEO of Northrop Grumman Middle East, Deputy Minister for Industrial Affairs at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the CEO of GE in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Eng. Walid has won prestigious awards of Top 3 “Revolutionary CEOs in the Middle East” in 2011, “Saudi CEO of the Year” in 2015 and “Middle East CEO Thought Leader of the Year 2018”.