Majid Al-Nafiei took over the reins of government in the Saudi Al-Ahly club, officially, succeeding Abdul-Ilah Moumina, after announcing his victory in the elections held on Tuesday.
And the elections committee of the Saudi Sports Ministry announced (Tuesday) that Majid bin Ayed Al-Nafei’s list won the presidency of Al-Ahly Club’s board of directors, succeeding Moumina, who recently resigned from his post due to poor financial and administrative conditions that were reflected on the team’s results.
The board of directors of the new Al-Ahly Club includes Bandar bin Ali Al-Damajani, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Dini, Mazen bin Gharib Deif Allah, and Raed bin Mahfouz Al Zouma.
Al-Nafei thus returned to the presidency of Al-Ahly after he obtained 7,976 votes out of the total votes of the members of the General Assembly, who are entitled to cast their votes, compared to 122 votes for his rival Ziad Al-Youssef.
Al-Nefaie is 45 years old, he was born on July 29, 1976, and he is the owner and chairman of the Board of Directors of Mawasem Holding Group.
He is also an investor in the sports field, the owner of the “Traveler” company, the patron of the Al-Ahly club in 2016, and a close associate of the former president, Musaed Zouairi.
He headed the Al-Ahly club for several months in 2018, after Turki Al-Sheikh, then head of the Saudi Sports Authority, issued a decision on April 15 to appoint him for a year, following the resignation of Prince Turki Al-Faisal.
During that period, he included several special deals during the summer transfer period, including Noah Al-Mousa, Muhammad Al-Zubaidi, Dejanini Tavares, Jose Jurrado, Paulo Diaz and Joseph de Souza.
Al-Nefaiei was managing the Hilton Towers between 1999 and 2004, and held the position of Vice President of the Revenue Department at Makkah Construction and Development Company, and a member of the Board of Directors of Retaj and Al-Hanouf Company for Tourism and Services.
He also holds an advanced diploma in hotel management from the University of Arkansas in the United States of America, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1998 from Umm Al-Qura University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.