Governor's Speech

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Keeping up with the vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for enhancing the process of comprehensive and sustainable development in our precious Kingdom, and in line with the rapid development and changes at the national, regional and international levels, Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) seeks to provide consumers with the best services, maintain their health and safety and develop and update Saudi standards and technical regulations continuously in order to protect Saudi markets from counterfeit, low-quality and fraudulent products, in addition to supporting the national economy.

We look forward to taking more steps in the coming period towards the development of SASO's laboratories, improvement of our technical staff and enhancement of quality, measurement and calibration activities, in addition to broadening the scope of standards and technical regulations to cover most of the goods and products to achieve consumer's safety and prevent commercial fraud

SASO also seeks to strengthen cooperation and coordination with concerned government sectors and different sectors benefitting from standardization, quality and calibration activities as well as mutual recognition. Moreover, SASO makes its utmost efforts to keep up with the scientific and technical development related to different standardization fields and to serve the comprehensive, balanced development that will contribute, eventually, to the achievement of SASO's vision: to be an excellent referential body in the field of standards, measurement and quality at the national, regional and international levels. In addition, such efforts aim at enabling SASO to achieve the goals determined in its mission to protect consumers, public health, safety and environemnt and ensure the public interest by publishing standards and activating and implementing quality, measurement and calibration systems

Based on its strong belief in the importance of communicating with consumers to upgrade its services, SASO welcomes any suggestions and comments that contribute to the improvement of its services and boost the work environment to cope with the blessed development process and meet the requirements of the fruitful economical change during this significant period of the history of our generous Kingdom, leaded by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Allah protect him.

His Excellency Dr. Saad bin Othman Alkasabi ​

 
 
 

Qualifications

1987

King Saud University

B.S. in Computer Engineering

1995

Syracuse University - United States

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering Thesis title: (Design and Analysis of a Dynamically Reconfigurable Switch for High-Speed Networks

1990

Syracuse University - United States

M.S. in Computer Engineering

 

Chairman

 

2021

-

Present

Steering Committee for Products Safety

 

2018

-

Present

Board of Directors of the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2017

-

Present

Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBC)

 

2013

-

Present

General Secretariat of King Abdulaziz Quality Award (KAQA)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2019

-

Present

Coordination Council for Conformity Assessment Bodies

 

2018

-

Present

Protection of the Local Products against Unfair Competition" Steering Committee

 

2017

-

2020

Chairman of the Advisory Council of King Khaled Eye Hospital (KKESH)

 

2013

-

Present

National Electro-technical Committee

 

2013

-

2019

Steering Committee for the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP)

 

2021

-

Present

Steering Committee for Products Safety

 

2019

-

Present

Coordination Council for Conformity Assessment Bodies

 

2018

-

Present

Board of Directors of the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2018

-

Present

Protection of the Local Products against Unfair Competition" Steering Committee

 

2017

-

Present

Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBC)

 

2017

-

2020

Chairman of the Advisory Council of King Khaled Eye Hospital (KKESH)

 

2013

-

Present

General Secretariat of King Abdulaziz Quality Award (KAQA)

 

2013

-

Present

National Electro-technical Committee

 

2013

-

2019

Steering Committee for the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP)

 

Membership of boards of directors

 

2021

-

Present

National eLearning Center (NEC)

 

2020

-

Present

Local Content & Government Procurement Authority (LCGPA)

 

2018

-

Present

International Standardization Organization (ISO)

 

2014

-

Present

The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2013

-

Present

Administrative Committee of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC)

 

2013

-

2018

National Industrial Clusters Development Program (NICDP)

 

2009

-

2013

(Adaptive TechSoft) Company

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2021

-

Present

Education & Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC)

 

2020

-

Present

Board of Directors of Saudi Accreditation Center (SAAC)

 

2015

-

2018

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

 

2014

-

2017

Vice Chairman of the Board of The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2013

-

Present

Saudi Food and Drugs Authority (SFDA)

 

2012

-

Present

Vice Chairman of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization Board of Directors (SASO)

 

2002

-

2006

Saudi Computer Society

 

2021

-

Present

National eLearning Center (NEC)

 

2021

-

Present

Education & Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC)

 

2020

-

Present

Local Content & Government Procurement Authority (LCGPA)

 

2020

-

Present

Board of Directors of Saudi Accreditation Center (SAAC)

 

2018

-

Present

International Standardization Organization (ISO)

 

2015

-

2018

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

 

2014

-

Present

The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2014

-

2017

Vice Chairman of the Board of The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2013

-

Present

Administrative Committee of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC)

 

2013

-

Present

Saudi Food and Drugs Authority (SFDA)

 

2013

-

2018

National Industrial Clusters Development Program (NICDP)

 

2012

-

Present

Vice Chairman of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization Board of Directors (SASO)

 

2009

-

2013

(Adaptive TechSoft) Company

 

2002

-

2006

Saudi Computer Society

 

Membership of supervisory and executive committees

 

2021

-

Present

Member of Quality of Life Program

 

2021

-

Present

Member of the Steering Group (SG-SMART) - International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

 

2020

-

Present

Member of the Supervisory Committee of the Executive Office of the Oil Sustainability Program (OSPSC)

 

2020

-

Present

Chairman of the Executive Committee – Board of Saudi Accreditation Center (SAAC)

 

2019

-

Present

Member of The Strategy and Policy Committee (CSC/SP) – ISO Board

 

2018

-

Present

Chairman of the Executive Subcommittee of the Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBC)

 

2018

-

Present

Executive Committee for Improving and Motivating Business Performance in the Private Sector to Participate in Economic Development (Tayseer)

 

2018

-

Present

The Financial Committee (BOD/FC) – Board of The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2018

-

2019

Member of the Financial Committee (CSC/FIN) – ISO Board

 

2014

-

Present

Member of the Board of Trustees of Dar Al Uloom University (DAU)

 

2013

-

Present

Chairman of the Executive Committee - Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization Board of Directors (SASO)

 

2013

-

Present

Higher Advisory Committee for Standardization of the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization

 

2013

-

Present

Member of the General Assembly of International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

 

2013

-

Present

Member of The General Assembly of The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2013

-

2018

Committee for the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2021

-

Present

Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Subcommittee of the Board of Local Content & Government Procurement Authority (LCGPA)

 

2021

-

Present

Member of the DEVCO Chair's Advisory Group (CAG)

 

2020

-

Present

Sub-executive committee of the Local Content & Government Procurement Authority (LCGPA)

 

2020

-

Present

Member of the conceptualization committee to protect national industries from unfair competition headed by His Excellency the Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources

 

2019

-

Present

Member of the Industrial Council and the Executive Subcommittee of the Council

 

2018

-

Present

Executive Committee for Traffic Safety

 

2018

-

Present

Member of The Nominations Committee (CSC/NOM) – ISO Board

 

2018

-

Present

The Strategical Committee (BOD/SC) – Board of The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2015

-

2018

Member of a number of sub-committees of the Board of Directors of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

 

2013

-

Present

Member of International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) & (CIML)

 

2013

-

Present

Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC)

 

2013

-

Present

Member of the Technical Council of GCC Standardization Organization (GSO)

 

2013

-

Present

Member of the Developing Countries Committee (DEVCO) - International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

 

2013

-

Present

Deputy chairman of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP)

 

2013

-

2018

National Industry Strategy steering committee (NIS)

 

2021

-

Present

Member of Quality of Life Program

 

2021

-

Present

Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Subcommittee of the Board of Local Content & Government Procurement Authority (LCGPA)

 

2021

-

Present

Member of the Steering Group (SG-SMART) - International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

 

2021

-

Present

Member of the DEVCO Chair's Advisory Group (CAG)

 

2020

-

Present

Member of the Supervisory Committee of the Executive Office of the Oil Sustainability Program (OSPSC)

 

2020

-

Present

Sub-executive committee of the Local Content & Government Procurement Authority (LCGPA)

 

2020

-

Present

Chairman of the Executive Committee – Board of Saudi Accreditation Center (SAAC)

 

2020

-

Present

Member of the conceptualization committee to protect national industries from unfair competition headed by His Excellency the Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources

 

2019

-

Present

Member of The Strategy and Policy Committee (CSC/SP) – ISO Board

 

2019

-

Present

Member of the Industrial Council and the Executive Subcommittee of the Council

 

2018

-

Present

Chairman of the Executive Subcommittee of the Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBC)

 

2018

-

Present

Executive Committee for Traffic Safety

 

2018

-

Present

Executive Committee for Improving and Motivating Business Performance in the Private Sector to Participate in Economic Development (Tayseer)

 

2018

-

Present

Member of The Nominations Committee (CSC/NOM) – ISO Board

 

2018

-

Present

The Financial Committee (BOD/FC) – Board of The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2018

-

Present

The Strategical Committee (BOD/SC) – Board of The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2018

-

2019

Member of the Financial Committee (CSC/FIN) – ISO Board

 

2015

-

2018

Member of a number of sub-committees of the Board of Directors of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

 

2014

-

Present

Member of the Board of Trustees of Dar Al Uloom University (DAU)

 

2013

-

Present

Member of International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) & (CIML)

 

2013

-

Present

Chairman of the Executive Committee - Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization Board of Directors (SASO)

 

2013

-

Present

Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC)

 

2013

-

Present

Higher Advisory Committee for Standardization of the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization

 

2013

-

Present

Member of the Technical Council of GCC Standardization Organization (GSO)

 

2013

-

Present

Member of the General Assembly of International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

 

2013

-

Present

Member of the Developing Countries Committee (DEVCO) - International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

 

2013

-

Present

Member of The General Assembly of The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)

 

2013

-

Present

Deputy chairman of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP)

 

2013

-

2018

Committee for the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP)

 

2013

-

2018

National Industry Strategy steering committee (NIS)

 

Other tasks

 
 
 
 
 

Participated in providing consultancy services to many governmental and private sectors such as: Ministry of Health, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K•A•CARE). He also has many published researches in the fields of high-speed computer networks and information systems

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