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 ENG. ABDULLAH A. M. AL-MOGBEL

Date of Birth:

22/12/1373, 20/08/1954 

Present Position:​​​​

Mayor of Riyadh​

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Honors, University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, K.S.A. , in 1398 AH (1978 AD).

Career History:

  • Deputy Minister of Transport (Communications before) – Roads.
  • Assistant Deputy Minister of Communications – Technical Affairs.
  • Director General of Design ad Studies Dept., Ministry of Communications.
  • Supervisory Engineer, Riyadh Ring Road and Kingdom's Expressways, Ministry of Communications.·        
  • Supervisory Engineer, Maintenance Projects, Ministry of Communications.
Affiliations:
  • A- In Saudi Arabia:
  1. Chairman of Board, Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company     (SAPTCO), from 1998 until now.
  2. Member, High Commission for the Development of Riyadh(HCDR), until 23-06-2012.
  3. Member, HCDR's Transportation Committee, until 23-06-2012.
  4. Member, HCDR's Supreme Committee for Environment Protection, until 23-06-2012.
  5. Member, High Commission for Development of Makkah.
  6. Member of Board, Saudi Ports Authority, until 16-06-1416(1996).
  7. Member of Board, Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), till 13-04-1426.
  8. Member of the Advisory Council of the Supreme Commission for Tourism.
  9.  Member, Supreme Commission for Traffic Safety in the Kingdom, until 23-06-2012.
  10.  Member, Supreme Commission for Traffic Safety in the City of Riyadh, until 23-06-2012
  11. Chairman, the Committee of Laying down the National Strategy of Transport  in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  12. Member of Board, Saudi Arabian Authority for Railways (SAAR), 23-06-2012.
  13. Member of Board, the Supreme Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, until 2-06-1432.
  14. Member, Saudi Engineers Authority.
  15. Member, Saudi Society of Urban Science. 
  16. Local Coordinator for the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) with the Ministry of Transport, until 23-06-2012.
  17. Secretary General, the High Commission for the Development of the City of Riyadh(HCDR), from 24-06-2012 until now.

 

  • B- Regional:
    1. President, Arab Intelligent Transport Systems Organization (ITS-Arab) since November 2006 till now.
    2. Chairman, Board of Directors, Gulf Road Engineering Society, from 2009 till now.
  • C- International:
  1. Member, World Executive Board of International Road Federation (WEB-IRF).
  2. Member, Board of Directors, International Road Federation (IRF)- Geneva Branch.
  3. Senior Delegate, World Road Association (PIARC) FRANCE.
  4. Member, Transportation Research Board's committees (TRB), Washington.
  5. Member, International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA-ITES), France.
  6. Member, International Road & Research Documentation Program (IRRD), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), France.
  7. Fellow, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), USA.
  8. Member, Coordination Council of the ITS-America.
  9. Vice President, Dr. Mino Award, International Road Federation (IRF).
  10. Vice President, International Road Education Foundation (IREF).
  11. Vice Chairman, International Road Federation (IRF), till March 2011.
  12. President, ITA-CET Foundation for Education and Training, Switzerland, from September 2009.
  13. Chairman, International Road Federation (IRF) Washington, from March 2011.


Awards:

    1. Armor of Appreciation, US Department  of Transportation.
    2. Armor of Appreciation, United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
    3. Medal of Appreciation, Mayor of the City of Palermo City, Italy.
    4. Armor of Appreciation, Al-Ain Municipality, UAE.
    5. Medal of Appreciation, Ministry of Transportation & Communications, Taiwan.
    6. Armor of Appreciation, Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI).
    7. Armor of Appreciation, 5th Saudi Engineering Conference, Umm Al-Qura University.  
    8. Letter of Thanks and Appreciation, US Secretary of Transportation.
    9. Armor of Appreciation, Commander of the Command and Staff College, Saudi Arabia.
    10. Armor of Appreciation, Public Security Department, Saudi Arabia.
    11. Armor of Appreciation, General Director of Public Security, Saudi Arabia.
    12. Letter of Appreciation, H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region.
    13. Armor of Appreciation, Umm Al-Qura University.
    14. Armor of Appreciation, Saudi Society of Urban Science.
    15. Armor of Appreciation, the Second International Conference on Geo-technical and Geo-environmental Engineering in Arid Lands, King Saud University.
    16. Armor of Appreciation, Prince Sultan Airbase.
    17. Letter of Appreciation, HRH Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Defense Minister and General Inspector.
    18. Armor of Appreciation, 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.
    19. Armor of Appreciation, HRH Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior.
    20. Armor of Appreciation, 1st Saudi Engineering Forum, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.
    21. Award of the "Man of the YEAR 2007", International Road Federation (IRF).
    22. Medal of Appreciation, the Federation of Italian Industrial Chambers, 2007 .
    23. Award of Appreciation, Management of Traffic and Intelligent Transport Systems, IRF, 2009.
    24. Award, "Best Official of Public Sector", Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI), Naseba and the Cities Expansion Conference in Riyadh, 2009.
    25. International Medal of Appreciation from the President of the European Organization of Roads and Spanish Road Association, 2012.


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