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New Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
The new Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Abdallah Y. al-Mouallimi, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Before his latest appointment, Mr. Al-Mouallimi was Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union from 2007. He was the Mayor of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city, between 2001 and 2005, among numerous other leadership positions in the Government and the private sector.
Mr. Al-Mouallimi was a member of the Shoura Council (Parliament) from 1997 to 2001, and sat on the boards of several Government organizations, including the General Organization for Military Industries. His private-sector service included chairing the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and the Egyptian Finance Company.
Founder of the Dubai-based investment firm Dar al-Mouallimi Consulting Company and HBG Holdings, Mr. Al-Mouallimi has a master’s degree in management from Stanford University and a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Oregon State University.
He is married and has four children and three grandchildren.
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