King Abdullah Economic City: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has approved the appointment of Mr. Nabil M. Khojah as Secretary General of the Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority (ECZA). Mr. Khojah succeeds Mr. Mohanud A. Helal, in line with royal decree No. 35791 dated 11 February 2021.
Mr. Khojah brings extensive experience in the field of logistics to the role, having served as Chief Executive Officer of SAUDIA Cargo between 2012 and 2018 and Managing Director of the Supply Chain Division at DHL Saudi Arabia from 2008 to 2012. He has also held various leadership positions with Unilever KSA and the Royal Saudi Air Force, among others.
Mr. Khojah extended his sincere thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for placing his trust in his capabilities, and called upon Allah to guide him in in serving Islam, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the whole nation, as well as leading ECZA’s journey to success by attaining its goals and strategic initiatives, advancing its role in enhancing the Kingdom’s global competitiveness, and achieving the aspirations and directions of its wise leadership. He further expressed his determination to contribute to the fulfillment of the goals of Vision 2030 and its relevant vision realization programs.
In addition to praising ECZA’s achievements to date, Mr. Khojah emphasized the importance of building on this momentum to achieve ECZA’s strategic goals and initiatives, as well as intensifying efforts to enable the economic cities and special zones to localize the national capital and attract high-quality foreign investments.
About the Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority
The Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority (ECZA) was established by Royal Decree in 2010 with the mandate to provide full administrative and financial supervision over the economic cities and special zones, including responsibility for regulating, supervising and providing various highly efficient, integrated single-window government services for investors and residents.
Moreover, ECZA contributes to the realization of Vision 2030 by developing initiatives and innovative business models that promote public-private partnerships and support strategic initiatives and efforts to attract quality investments designed to spur the economic cities and special zones and boost their value proposition.
ECZA’s vision is to make Saudi Arabia a globally attractive hub for high-value, long-term investments, based on the values of leadership, integrity, responsibility, partnership and customer-centricity. It is also committed to creating and nurturing attractive social environments that guarantee residents and workers in the economic cities and special zones a high standard of living.
The role of ECZA is integral as a guiding hand for the economic cities and special zones, and an attentive ear that listens to their needs and requirements to better enable them to achieve their objectives of diversifying the kingdom’s economy and creating quality jobs for young Saudi men and women.
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