Mohammed Khalil Al-Shammar, director at Saudi Railway Co.

Mohammed Khalil Al-Shammar
Updated 09 August 2019
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Mohammed Khalil Al-Shammar, director at Saudi Railway Co.

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.


Saudi crown prince arranges special plane for Pakistan PM’s US visit

Updated 28 min 38 sec ago
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Saudi crown prince arranges special plane for Pakistan PM’s US visit

  • Khan began his week-long visit to the US on Saturday to attend the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) and participate in a host of other activities
  • Amin said Saudi Arabia is in a position to help Pakistan in its diplomatic engagements with the Trump administration, which is why Khan visited the Kingdom before flying to New York

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan’s media adviser on Sunday praised the “magnanimity” of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for arranging a special plane to fly Pakistan’s prime minister to New York.
Khan “went to Saudi Arabia on a commercial flight,” and the crown prince “offered a special plane to him for his travel from Saudi Arabia to the US,” Iftikhar Durrani told Arab News.
Khan began his week-long visit to the US on Saturday to attend the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) and participate in a host of other activities, including a meeting with President Donald Trump. Khan and the crown prince “have chemistry,” said Durrani. “They like each other.”
International relations expert Dr. Mussarrat Amin told Arab News: “Khan’s earlier visit to the US was also arranged by the crown prince, which produced positive results for Pakistan.”
Amin said Saudi Arabia is in a position to help Pakistan in its diplomatic engagements with the Trump administration, which is why Khan visited the Kingdom before flying to New York.
“The Saudis can influence the US to play a mediatory role between Pakistan and India. People in Pakistan expect great things from the Kingdom when it comes to the Kashmir issue,” Amin added. The Pakistani and Indian prime ministers are scheduled to address the UNGA on Sept. 27.
Former Pakistani Ambassador Ali Sarwar Naqvi said the crown prince’s gesture shows the warmth between the two countries, and Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia ahead of his US trip was significant.
Khan “reached out to the crown prince to stop the escalation of the situation in this region due to India’s actions in Kashmir,” Naqvi told Arab News.