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H.E. Dr. Ahmed Alkholifey

Ahmed Alkholifey was the Former Governor of the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA). He obtained his Bachelor’sDegree in Law from the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Master in Business Administration and Ph.D. in Economics from Colorado State University, USA.

He started his career at the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources as Legal Specialist and then as Economic Researcher. Mr. Alkholifey joined SAMA in 1995 and worked as Economic Researcher, followed by his subsequent elevation to the position of Economic Advisor and then as Director General of Economic Research and Statistics Department. In 2011, Mr. Alkholifey was appointed Executive Director for Saudi Arabia at the International Monetary Fund and worked there until 2013, when he was appointed Deputy Governor for Research and International Affairs at SAMA. In May 2016, he was appointed Governor of SAMA.