Adel M. Fakeih started his career in 1980 after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. Since then he has assumed various positions in the Savola Group, ending with being the Managing Director in 1983. He has also assumed the role of Chairman and Managing Director from 1990 until 2005.
In 2005, after 25 years in the private sector, he was appointed by a royal decree to become the Mayor of Jeddah till 2010. Then, he was appointed, also by a royal decree, as Minister of Labor, and in April 2014 he was given the responsibility of the Minister of Health.
He held numerous board membership positions in Saudi Arabia , including: Member of the Board of Makkah Region, member of the provincial council in Jeddah, Chairman of the Commission of services and development in Council of Jeddah province, head of the development of services and facilities in the Council of Makkah Region, and a member of the Municipal Council of Jeddah, in addition to a member of the High Authority for the development of Makkah Region, and a member of the Committee on the Hajj.
Eng. Fakeih now is a Chairman of the Board of TVTC, Chairman of the Board, HRDF and also serving and Chairman of the Board, GOSI in the same time he is Member of the Supreme Economic Council, Member of Civil Service Council as well as a Member and High Commission for Administration Reform.
Eng. Adel M. Fakeih served in his career as chairman for a lot of councils, Chairman of the Board, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI) Chairman, Board of Directors Al-Jazeera Bank Board Member, Electricity Regulation Authority, Ministry of Electricity Board Member, High Commission for Tourism Board Member, The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yunbu