Mohialdeen Saleh Kamel, director at Saudi Arabia’s Film Authority

Mohialdeen Saleh Kamel
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Updated 31 July 2020

Mohialdeen Saleh Kamel, director at Saudi Arabia’s Film Authority

Mohialdeen Saleh Kamel was recently appointed to the board of directors of Saudi Arabia’s Film Authority.

The authority will be responsible for the strategic development of the movie industry in the Kingdom.

It will also help develop and support filmmaking, market Saudi flicks regionally and internationally, gather information and statistics, build a database for the sector, encourage financing and investment, propose standards, and motivate individuals, institutions, and companies to produce creative content.

Kamel, who is also the deputy CEO of the projects sector at Dallah Al-Baraka Holding Co., gained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of San Francisco, in the US, in 2002.

From 2003 to 2005, he worked as a general supervisor for Arab Radio and Television Network’s sports channels and served as deputy CEO of the media sector at Arab Media Co. between 2009 and 2011. 

He has also been the chairman of Dallah Media Production Co. since 2005.

In addition, Kamel is on the board of directors of numerous media organizations including Jordan Media City, Dallah Real Estate Investment Co., Almaza Real Estate Development Co., Arabian Tourism and Real Estate Development Co., Arab Digital Distribution Co., Arab Media Co., and the Arab Advertising Distribution Co.

He is also a board member of Jabal Omar Development Co., Dallah Al-Baraka Banking Group in Bahrain, and Al-Khozama Management Co.

Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari, Saudi ambassador to Lebanon

Updated 09 August 2020

Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari, Saudi ambassador to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia has stepped up its relief efforts in Lebanon following the deadly explosions in Beirut.

Saudi Ambassador Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari said the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center began organizing emergency aid immediately after the incident.

Bukhari has been the Saudi envoy to Lebanon since December 2018. He previously served as charge d’affaires at the embassy from March 2018 until his current appointment.

Bukhari obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science with distinction at the King Abdul Aziz University in 1995.

He obtained a higher diploma in diplomatic studies at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh in 2000, and a master’s in international politics from California State University, Fullerton.

He joined the Saudi diplomatic corps in 1996. In 1999, he was appointed deputy head of the mission of the Kingdom’s embassy in Niger.

Bukhari served as the consul general in Los Angeles from 2002 to 2006. In 2007, he was appointed to the office of the undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He became director of total quality management in 2009.

In 2013, he was assigned a role at the Saudi Embassy in Berlin. He was appointed assistant director general of planning and development at the ministry in 2016. He also served as the director general of diplomatic affairs and protocol and deputy undersecretary for protocol affairs in 2017.