Dr. Hisham bin Saad Al-Jadhey has been the CEO of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority since October 2016.
Al-Jadhey has also been vice dean for academic affairs at the College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh since 2009.
He began his career at King Saud University 11 years ago as director of the medication safety research chair. Al-Jadhey has also been assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy since 2008.
He has worked in various positions including as supervisor of pharmacy services at Medical City and as director of the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Al-Jadhey has been a consultant to the College of Pharmacy at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh since 2012. He has also been an honorary and adjunct lecturer at universities in the UK and Malaysia.
He worked as a teaching assistant at Purdue University in Indiana, the US, between 2003 and 2004. He was awarded the Andrew McAfee Award for scientists by the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology.
Al-Jadhey holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from King Saud University in Riyadh, and a doctorate in pharmacy from Purdue University in Indiana, US.
He has also done his residency program in ambulatory and medication safety at Winchester Medical Center in Virginia, US. He received a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety from the University of North Carolina.
He is leading the Saudi Arabian delegation at the Codex Alimentarius Commission conference, held in Switzerland from July 8 to 12.
The conference is focused on a number of issues related to the development of Codex.