BSc, Financial Mgmt & Mathematics, MSc in Computer Science and MSc in Info. Science, King Saud Univ.; PhD in Computer Science, Univ. of Pittsburgh. 2002-07, Director-General, Information and Comms Tech, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. 2007-11, Director-General, Saudi Industrial Property Authority. Since 2011, Minister of Commerce and Industry. Member: Council of Ministers; General Cttee for the Council of Ministers; Permanent Cttee, Supreme Economic Council; Supreme Economic Council; Supreme Petroleum & Minerals Council; Board, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy; Board, Civil Defence. Member, Board of Directors: Food and Drugs Authority; General Investment Fund; General Org. for Military Industries. Chairman, Board of Directors: Saudi Arabian Standards Org.; Saudi Industrial Property Authority; Nat'l Industrial Clusters Dev. Program. Chairman, Board: Saudi Arabian Council of Competition Protection; Saudi Org. for Certified Public Accountants; Export Development Authority. Head, Saudi side, several joint commissions with other countries. Published more than 16 papers; Co-Author, Saudi National IT Plan vision document, formed the basis for developing the Saudi National IT plan.