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Dr. Al Ghamdi, Riyad

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy CEO), Consultant

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy CEO), Consultant.
Saudi Public Health Authority (PHA), Riyadh, KSA.

Professional Experience

2019-Now: Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy CEO), Public Health Authority (PHA):
  • Leading role to transform SCDC to be the “Saudi Public Health Authority” under supervision of the Board of Directors and CEO. That included preparing the legal, technical, and financial requirements according to the high-level committees & institutions (e.g., General Secretariat of the Saudi Council of Ministers, Bureau of Experts).
  • Leading roles in strategy making and implementation of SCDC 2019-2022 & 2023-2025, and leading roles in the institutional transformation (legal, financial, and administrative requirements to build fully independent governmental entity).
  • Working and supervising different levels within Public Health system in KSA for more than 12 years (global, national, regional) including Public Health programs planning, execution, monitoring, and evaluation with special interest in governance aspects.
2022-Ongoing: National Health Security strategy project lead:
  • Leading the strategical exercise to align Health Security with National Security strategy. This includes how KSA defines and categorizes different health security threats and what are the national initiatives needed to address the gaps and maximize the opportunities for the Kingdome.
2021-Ongoing: Public Health and Health Security pillar Lead, Health Sector Transformation Program (HSTP):
  • Built the national KPIs and initiatives within the health sector transformation plan that related to public health and health security.
2018-2019: Executive Director for Health Programs, Saudi Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SCDC):
  • Built the foundational teams for public health programs in SCDC
2010-2018: Public Health physician at Public Health Administration, Ministry of Health (MOH), Jeddah:
  • Implement regional plans for Obesity and Smoking control programs and report the process and outcomes PKIs to MOH HQ.
  • Implement regional plans for TB control programs and report the process and outcomes PKIs to MOH HQ.

Education

  • 2017-2018: Master of Public Health,  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • 2017: Certificate of Strategic Leadership Principles and Tools for Health System Transformation in Developing Countries, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • 2011-2015: Saudi Board in Preventive Medicine (Community Medicine), Joint Program in Community Medicine, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), Jeddah, KSA.
  • 2004-2010: Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), Faculty of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah, KSA.

All Sessions by Dr. Al Ghamdi, Riyad

LEGACY IN GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY | 29 - 31 October, 2023