Khalid Al-Saleh, cofounder of women advocacy group Glowork

Updated 06 October 2019

Khalid Al-Saleh, cofounder of women advocacy group Glowork

Khalid Al-Saleh is a cofounder and executive board member of Glowork, a Saudi-based organization dedicated to women’s recruitment and empowerment in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. 

He has also been CEO of the Saudi Specialized Laboratories Co. (Motabaqah) since January 2018. 

Al-Saleh has a bachelor’s degree in business administration management from King Saud University, and is certified as a project management professional.

He was a relationship service manager at Samba Financial Group from 2001 to 2004, a customer service and regional manager at Riyad Bank from 2004 to 2010, director of operations and servicing at Deutsche Gulf Finance from 2010 to 2011, managing director at the Alugate Aluminium Systems Co. from 2014 to 2015, and CEO at Applus+ Laboratories from 2015 to 2017. 

Recently, Saudi Arabia’s biggest jobs fair for women, in Riyadh, offered thousands of career opportunities.

The three-day fair, organized by Glowork in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, included 90 leading local and international companies showcasing employment opportunities in a wide range of sectors. 

Al-Saleh said the fair aimed to raise female participation in the Saudi job market from 22 percent to 30 percent by 2030.

He added that it is a national event designed to empower Saudi women with all educational backgrounds and experiences.

“We invite the top 200 students selected from universities around the Kingdom to listen to experts from big organizations and learn from them to help make careers for themselves,” Al-Saleh said.


Saudi Arabia wins praise for showcasing ancient cultural heritage

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Saudi Arabia wins praise for showcasing ancient cultural heritage

  • It has introduced Saudi and Arab heritage to more than 5 million people across the world

RIYADH: Alessandra Capodiferro, director of the National Roman Museum, on Monday, expressed pride that her museum was hosting the exhibition “Roads of Arabia: Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages.”

The exhibition, which was inaugurated by Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah on Nov. 26, has already been hosted by a number of prominent international museums.

Capodiferro praised the international reputation achieved by the exhibition, which features many important artifacts, including hunting gear, weapons, jewelry, utensils made from precious metals, glass, alabaster, ceramics, sculptures and wall paintings — all of which are an expression of local production, trade exchange and cultural contact.

She said that the most important achievements of the research conducted in the Kingdom over the decades by Saudi specialists and archeological missions, including those headed by Italian teams, revealed the rich history of the Arabian Peninsula mentioned in ancient literature. Excavations conducted on these missions have led to the discovery of a significant number of artifacts dating back to several epochs — prehistoric, ancient, Roman Imperial and late antiquity.

The exhibition highlights the successive civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula, and provides examples of cultural interaction between Arab and Roman civilizations. It will continue for three months in Rome, its 17th station. Hosted in the most prominent international museums in European, American and Asian cities, it has introduced Saudi and Arab heritage to more than 5 million international visitors.