Mohammed Khalil Al-Shammari has been director of human resources and administration at Saudi Railway Co. (SAR) since April 2017.
SAR recently announced the second phase of its admission process for candidates hoping to work in the SAR Pioneers Program. The year-long program will train newly graduated Saudi engineers to help achieve the future goals of the company.
Al-Shammari said that the company will accept applications from Aug. 17, and will begin conducting tests and interviews on Aug. 25.
The decision to accept a second batch of candidates is in line with Saudi Vision 2030 to develop national talent.
SAR’s Pioneers Program is one of the most significant initiatives by the company to develop the skills and talents of graduate engineers.
Al-Shammari received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from King Saud University. In 2016, he gained an MBA in business administration and management from Harvard Business School.
From 2006 to 2008 he worked as an HR officer in Riyadh before joining the Saudi Electricity Co. as a senior organization analyst in charge of redesigning the electricity distribution sector.
He joined Bank Albilad in 2013 as a senior manpower planning specialist before moving to Electronics and Systems Holding Co. in 2014 as organizational excellence manager.
In his latest role, Al-Shammari has helped create a new bonus scheme system, and develop a comprehensive compensation and benefit plan.