Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail was recently appointed president of UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, a global network that brings together all public transport modes.
The association gives 1,600 member companies access to 18,000 transport bodies in 99 countries. It is a champion of sustainable urban mobility.
Al-Hogail is the first Arab to be appointed association president and the second from a non-European country in UITP’s 135-year history. His appointment is testimony to Saudi Arabia’s increasing competency in the public transport sector.
Al-Hogail has been the CEO of the Saudi Public Transport Co. (SAPTCO) since 2006. He is also chairman of Saudi Emirates Educational Transport Co.
During his long association with SAPTCO, Al-Hogail has contributed to the development of the public transport sector and is playing a key role in helping the Kingdom achieve Vision 2030 goals related to the transport sector.
He gained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at King Saud University in Riyadh, and also has completed training courses in management, leadership, planning and strategy.
Al-Hogail is a member of several national and international companies and associations, such as the Arab Union for Land Transport, the Saudi Bahraini Transport Co., Saudi-French Business Council, Saudi-Indian Business Council, Saudi-Bahraini Business Council, the National Council for Tourism, and the Arab Management Association.
He has won many awards, including the distinguished member award of the Arab Land Transport Union.