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Saudi appoints woman deputy foreign minister for diplomacy

The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, assigned Sarah Al-Sayed to the position of Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Public Diplomatic Affairs.

That decision was the culmination of her long and distinguished career in the field of international cooperation. It was also the harvest of years of diligent work and dedication in many international positions.

Sarah El-Sayed’s experiences were not limited to the areas of international cooperation only, but she had years of experience in other various and varied specializations such as administrative banking services.

She gained practical experience in the banking field in more than one country by joining major institutions in both Saudi Arabia and the USA.

Sarah spent most of her professional career in the banking field. This began in 2003 with work at Provident Bank. Other positions she held in this field were branch manager and assistant at M&T Bank from 2004 to 2012.

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Sarah began her practical career immediately after graduation by working in health systems management, and held high-ranking positions, including the position of Regional Director at Houston Methodist Hospital in Saudi Arabia from 2016 to 2017.

This position was preceded by her work as a specialist in organizational development and international cooperation at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital during the period from 2015 to 2016.

She was also appointed Director of the Youth Center Department at the King Khalid Charitable Foundation i2015.15

Her assumption of positions in health institutions is due to her obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Health Systems Management in 2007 at George Mason University in the USA.

She has held several vital positions in the USA, the most prominent of which is her assumption of contract responsibility for the military attache in the Office of the Armed Forces in America from 2012 to 2015.


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