Small and Medium Enterprises Authority
Governor of the SME Authority, Saudi Arabia
Appointed by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Ghassan Ahmed Al Sulaiman serves a Governor of the General Authority for small and medium enterprises. Dr. Ghassan is one of the national qualified experts in leading number of corporate boards, and served as Chairman of Ghassan Al Sulaiman Group & Co., Ghassan Ahmed Al Sulaiman Furniture Trading Co. (IKEA), Venture Capital Bank - Bahrain, Venture Capital - Saudi Arabia, The development of cities central company, Kayanat Corporation, Rama development company (Marina), and Kattouf leadership for projects development. Dr. Ghassan has a doctorate in strategic management from the United Kingdom, and an MBA from the United States. Also, he was a former lecturer in strategic management at the University of Maastricht, the master's program in business administration. As Dr. Ghassan has great practical experiences in the membership of a number of boards in many companies, like Arabian Cement Company, Magrabi Hospitals & Centers Inc., The Advisory Board of Takamol Holding - Integrated with the Ministry of Labor, in addition to his membership in a number of non-profit institutions. And he has many contributions and former memberships in many sectors as chairman in Savola Foods Company, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah, chairman of the Small and Medium Enterprises - Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah, chairperson of the Committee of Economic development in Mecca, chairman of the organizing management of the international economy forum in Jeddah, and the head of the Saudi-Malaysian Business Council, Turkish- Saudi Business Council.