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King Salman appoints two women in senior “unprecedented” positions

Saudi female business leaders inspire the future of business

New gains reaped by Saudi women, whose empowerment has been made a top priority within the framework of the reform program led by the custodian of the two holy mosques , King Salman and his honest the Crown Prince, HRH , Mohamed Bin Salman

A new position for a woman

The latest of these decisions is the royal order issued by King Salman on Sunday, appointing Al-Shehana Al-Azzaz as Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers at the excellent rank.

Thus, she became the first Saudi woman to occupy such a high position in the Kingdom.

Al-Shayhana Al-Azzaz extended her deepest thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his Crown Prince on the occasion of her appointment.

 Al-Shehana has extensive experience gained over the years of her work, after obtaining a Bachelor of Laws in 2008 from the University of “Durham” in the United Kingdom.

Who is Shehaneh Al-Azzaz?

She held several positions such as General Legal Counsel and General Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Public Investment Fund in 2018.

She was described by Finance Monthly as a deal-maker and was awarded by International Financial in 2019 with the “Women’s Legal Personality” award.

Deputy Minister

The royal orders issued yesterday also included the appointment of Princess Haifa Al Saud as Deputy Minister of Tourism at the excellent rank.

the share of women in such leadership positions in ministries has increased after the appointment of Iman Al-Mutairi as Deputy Minister of Commerce at the excellent rank in May 2021.

Princess Haifa thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his Crown Prince for the royal trust,

She indicated that it will be a catalyst to make more efforts to achieve the objectives of the Ministry of Tourism within the framework of Vision 2030.

Achievements continue

The royal orders come about a month after Sheila bint Atheeb Al-Ruwaili was appointed last June as a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Central Bank.

She was the first woman to hold such a position after the Saudi King approved the appointment of SAMA members who are not government employees.

Through these decisions, Saudi Arabia reaffirms its commitment to achieving effective and real gender equality, allowing women to play their part in the development of the country with the support and cooperation of all Saudi citizens, free from, neutralization.

Women have taken on many positions that were previously only available to men in the public and commercial sectors, in response to the Saudi leadership’s directives to empower women in many fields.

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