For the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia … the appointment of a woman as assistant to the speaker of the Shura Council in the Kingdom


The Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, issued several royal orders on Sunday evening, including the restructuring of the Saudi Shura Council and the appointment of Dr. Hanan Al-Ahmady as assistant to the Speaker of the Shura Council with the excellent rank, in a precedent that is the first of its kind in the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in which the appointment A “woman” in an important and senior parliamentary position.

The appointment of Dr. Hanan Al-Ahmady as Assistant Speaker of the Shura Council is a continuation of the government’s approach to supporting and empowering women in all areas of life in the Kingdom.

Al-Ahmady has a long scientific and practical career, she is a BA graduate in Economics from King Saud University, and holds a Masters degree in Health Administration from the Graduate School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, United States..

Al-Ahmady obtained – according to the Saudi media – her doctorate in health administration from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, United States..

Al-Ahmadi worked as a general manager in the women’s branch of the “Institute of Public Administration”, in addition to her work as a member in a number of economic and social committees in Saudi Arabia and abroad, the last of which was the Board of Trustees of the “Riyadh Economic Forum”. She is also very interested in the aspect of administration and its arts, as well as social affairs. Different.

Al-Ahmady entered the Shura Council in 2013, and was a member of the Shura Council for the sixth and seventh sessions.


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