H.E. Dr. Khaled Al-Dhaher

Vice Governor for Supervision & Technology , Saudi Central Bank , Saudi Arabia

Dr. Khaled Al-Dhaher is the Vice Governor for Supervision and Technology at the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA). Dr. Al-Dhaher is responsible for leading and managing SAMA’s Supervision, Development and Technology. He guides SAMA’s strategic supervisory directions to ensure the soundness, resilience and effectiveness of the financial sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al-Dhaher also focuses on achieving SAMA’s strategic objectives for developing the financial sector and ensuring that SAMA keeps up with the latest financial technology development, such as open banking, virtual assets and digital currencies. Furthermore, Dr. Al-Dhaher leads the efforts for consumer protection aligned with financial institutions to guarantee fairness and transparency in the financial sector.

Dr. Al-Dhaher has over 30 years of leadership experience in technology and financial services. Before joining SAMA, he was the Chairman and Country Managing Director of Accenture Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Al-Dhaher held leadership positions in various companies in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and Africa. He worked with Microsoft as the General Manager for Saudi Arabia and the General Director of Business Solutions for MEA. Moreover, Dr. Al-Dhaher held the position of Managing Director for Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al-Dhaher also worked with Oracle as the Director of Business Applications as well as the Manager of Financial Services Industry Solutions for MEA.

Dr. Al-Dhaher holds memberships in several committees and boards of directors.

Dr. Al-Dhaher earned his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the United States. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia.

The Conference Participants

H.E. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail

Minister of Municipality and Rural Affairs and Housing , Saudi Arabia

H.E. Ayman Al-Sayari

Governor , Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) , Saudi Arabia

H.E. Mohammed Al-Jadaan

Minister of Finance , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Giancarlo Giorgetti

Minister of Economy and Finance , Italy

H.E. Mathias Cormann

Secretary-General Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development

H.E. Mohammed El-Kuwaiz

Chairman , Capital Market Authority (CMA) , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Faisal Al Ibrahim

Minister of Economy & Planning, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.E. Khalid Al-Falih

Minister of Investment of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser

Chairman , Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group , Saudi Arabia

H.E. Dr. Nabeel Koshak

CEO and Board Member , SVC , Saudi Arabia