About the Minister
Minister’s CV
Dr. Tawfig bin Fawzan AlRabiah​
Current Position: Minister of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (From May 7th, 2016 to Present) 
Previous Positions: 
  • From December, 2011 to May 7th, 2016:
    • Minister of Commerce and Industry
    • Chairman of the Board, Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON).
    • Chairman of Saudi Organization for Standardization and Metrology Management (Jawdah).
  • From April, 2010 to December, 2011:
    • In-charge of Industry Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    • Supervisor of the National Industrial Clusters Program.
  • From April, 2007 to December, 2011:
    • General Director of Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON).
    • General Director of Information and Communication Technology Sector, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). 
  • B.S. in Quantitative Methods from King Saud University, KSA
  • M.S. in Computer Science from University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA
  • M.S. in Information Science from University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA
  • Council of Ministers
  • Board of Economic Affairs and Development
  • Hajj Supreme Committee
  • Commission on Narcotic Drugs Committee
  • Civil Defense

Memberships with Participation:
  • General Committee
  • Economic Council
  • Supreme Petroleum Council
  • Civil Service Board
  • Board Member, Public Investment Fund
  • Board Member, Military Industries Foundation
  • Board Member, Civil Defense Department
  • Ministerial Committee of Supply
  • Cabinet Member, Committee of the WTO
  • Monitoring Committee Member, Council of Saudi Qatari Coordination
  • Ministerial Committee Member, Follow-up Prices
  • King Abdulaziz Foundation for the Gifted
  • Steering Committee Member, Tourism Authority
  • Ministerial Council Member, Arab Ministers of Industry
  • Faulty Member, King Saud University
  • Board Member, Saudi Computer Society
  • Faculty Member, University of Pittsburgh
National Committees and Councils:
  • President of the Saudi Health Council
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Food and Drug Authority
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
  • Chairman of the Council of the Cooperative Health Insurance
  • Chairman, Consumer Protection
  • Chairman, Medical Cities and Specialized Hospitals Council
  • Council of Industrial Property Authority management
  • Commission for Real Property Contributions​

Councils and Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Council of Competition Protection Administration
  • Board of Directors of the Standards and metrology and Quality Management
  • Board of Export Development Authority
  • Board of Management Accountants
  • Ministerial Committee, King Abdullah Initiative for Agricultural Investment Abroad
  • National Program, Industrial Clusters
  • National Program, Industrial Strategy
  • Saudi Negotiating Team, WTO
  • Standing Committee of Anti-dumping
  • King Abdulaziz Quality Committee
  • Number of Joint Committees
  • Follow-up Committee of the Board of the Saudi – Yemeni Coordination
  • Saudi Delegation at the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Saudi delegation to the meetings of UNIDO
  • Saudi – French Joint Committee
  • Saudi – South African Joint Committee
  • Saudi – Iraqi Joint Committee
  • Saudi – Egyptian Joint Committee
  • Saudi – Algerian Joint Committee
  • Saudi –  Libyan Joint Committee
  • Saudi – Iranian Joint Committee
  • Saudi – Indian Joint Committee
  • Saudi – Pakistani – Joint Committee
  • Has written many papers, more than 16 of which have been published in international journals.
  • Has co-authored a book on high speed networks.
  • Has Participated in drafting the Saudi National Information Technology Vision Plan, which formed the basis for development of the Saudi National IT Plan.
  • Has written many articles in different local newspapers related to e-government, e-commerce and telecom.
Achievement’s and Activities:
  • Participated in many international conferences.
  • Worked as a consultant to a number of government and private institutions.
MODON achievements during the period Dr. Rabiah has taken over:
    • Started the development of new industrial cities and expanded some of the cities.
    • Reformatted some cities. In addition to the reported achievements, it has been the privatization of water and cooling services and the development of communications and data services in the industrial cities.
    • Embraced the idea of building smart cities within the industrial cities by providing high-speed communication networks as well as improving public services and commercial and government services in the industrial cities.
    • During Dr. Rabiah’s tenure, MODON has achieved a quantum leap in the services provided and the size of the land allocated to the industry.

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