General Culture Authority
Eng Ahmad Al-Maziad, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the newly-created General Culture Authority (GCA) of Saudi Arabia in October 2017, with a remit to establish and build the entity that is responsible for the development and regulation of the cultural economy of the Kingdom, with a focus on film, visual arts, music, literature and theatre and performing arts. Prior to joining GCA, Eng Ahmad was Executive Vice President of Tharawat Holding Company, where he led corporate investment strategy and managed day-to-day operations of the organization. He also spent 13 years at Saudi Telecom starting as a Policy Director and completing his tenure as General Manager of Strategy, including business development and innovation. He began his career with roles in engineering and management in Proctor & Gamble and Lucent Technologies. Eng Ahmad has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an Executive MBA from King Fahad Petroleum and Engineering University.