Gasem Al-Maimani, deputy governor at the Saudi General Authority for Military Industries

Gasem Al-Maimani
Updated 13 November 2019

Gasem Al-Maimani, deputy governor at the Saudi General Authority for Military Industries

Gasem Al-Maimani has been the deputy governor for industry development at the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) since July 2019.

Al-Maimani gained a bachelor’s degree with honors in mechanical engineering from Dhahran’s King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, in 1989.

After his graduation, he joined Yanbu Petrochemical Co. where he worked for four years as a project manager. In April 1993, he was promoted to a packaging superintendent and continued in the role until January 2000, when he was appointed as acting manager of the company’s polymers reaction unit.

Four years later, he moved to Riyadh to join Saudi diversified manufacturing company SABIC as general manager of its polymers strategic business unit. Al-Maimani, who has held various top managerial positions, remained in his post for nearly eight years before becoming vice president for the Saudi National Industrial Cluster Development Program, a government-initiated scheme aimed at developing and supporting new industries.

In February 2012, Al-Maimani was selected as the Kingdom’s deputy minister of commerce and investment. After 16 months, he moved to the Qatrana Cement Co. and was its chairman for nearly five years.

In 2018, he became CEO of Taiba Investments, and was then appointed as GAMI’s deputy governor.

Recently, GAMI confirmed that the Kingdom would increase its support for scientific research from its military budget to 4 percent over the next 10 years. Al-Maimani said that there were currently 30 military factories in Saudi Arabia, but he predicted that the number would increase over the next decade with 50 percent of the country’s military industries becoming nationalized.


Asir governor launches health awareness project

Updated 11 July 2020

Asir governor launches health awareness project

ABHA: Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz, supervisor of Asir’s regional COVID-19 management department, recently launched a health awareness project to fight the outbreak.

The project aims to achieve the strategic goal of raising awareness and supporting preventive and curative health services.

It also helps campaigns including the restraint plan adopted in Asir, as well as programs for the public health awareness plan.

These are implemented by a dedicated team to ensure that the groups most affected by COVID-19 are communicated with and educated on health procedures.

The project also promotes the work of health volunteers in the restraint plan and seeks to promote the Ministry of Health media plan to raise awareness of non-drug precautionary measures.