Saleh Hamad Al-Suhaibani, Saudi representative to the OIC

Saleh Hamad Al-Suhaibani
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Updated 25 October 2020

Saleh Hamad Al-Suhaibani, Saudi representative to the OIC

Saleh Hamad Al-Suhaibani has been appointed the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) recently.

Al-Suhaibani received a bachelor’s degree in Arabic from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University (IMSIU) in 1987.

Four years later, he achieved a master’s degree in applied linguistics from the same university with a focus on teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.

In 1998, Al-Suhaibani obtained a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from the University of Leeds, UK.

He served as the secretary-general of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO) for three  years. He has also worked as a Saudi cultural attache to the UAE. Moreover, he was an adviser to the Saudi joint committee for the relief of Kosovo and Chechnya.

He has also held a number of positions, including chairing the Arabic language department at IMSIU and the language preparatory department at the Arabic language institute at IMSIU. Al-Suhaibani was the deputy manager of the Arabic language teachers’ qualification department at the same university. Moreover, he has been the assistant director of scholarships for promotional affairs at what was formerly called the Ministry of Higher Education.

Al-Suhaibani has published dozens of research papers, including his political discourse analysis studies. He has also authored and translated several books.

He has received several awards, appreciation letters and certificates of excellence. In May 2019, ARCO awarded Al-Suhaibani with the Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Medal, the highest Arab medal for humanitarian work.


Mohamed Al-Khereiji, chairman of the board of directors at MBC Media Solutions

Updated 28 November 2020

Mohamed Al-Khereiji, chairman of the board of directors at MBC Media Solutions

Mohamed Al-Khereiji was recently appointed as chairman of the board of directors at MBC Media Solutions (MMS).

MMS, a new in-house commercial and advertising sales unit, was launched in partnership between MBC Group, the largest and leading media company in the MENA region, and Engineer Holding Group (EHG), a prominent Saudi media group that has been operating in the Kingdom for more than 40 years.

Al-Khereiji received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Prince Sultan University in 2006. Six years later he obtained an executive master’s degree of business administration from the London-based Business School, formerly Cass.

From 2006 to 2007 he worked as an analyst for Deutsche Bank in London. From 2009, and for nearly four years, he was director of business development at Al Arabiya before becoming its deputy CEO in 2013. Three years later he became the CEO of the company, which some market reports listed as one of the top global outdoor advertising companies in 2019.

Al-Khereiji has also been vice president of the Abdulelah Al-Khereiji Group, which was founded in 1980.

He is also CEO of Al-Wasael Al-Saudia, a media and advertising company that recently won a bid to operate the stadium of King Saud University.   

In 2017 he was selected to head the advertising committee at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In September MBC Group acquired a minority equity stake in Al Arabiya which is part of EHG, where Al-Khereiji is CEO.