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Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim

Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim

Saudi Arabian politician
Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Saudi Arabian politician
Is Engineer
From Saudi Arabia
Type Engineering
Gender male
Birth 1952
Age 69 years
Education
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Stanford University
University of Michigan
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim (born 1952) is a Saudi engineer. He served as the minister of agriculture between May 2003 and December 2014.

Early life and education

Balghunaim was born in 1952. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1975 and a master's degree in construction, engineering and management from Stanford University in 1978. He also received a PhD in transportation engineering from the University of Michigan in 1984.

Career

Balghunaim served as the deputy agriculture minister responsible for fisheries for one year (1990-1991). Then he was named as governor of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) in 1991. His tenure lasted until 2001. He became a member of the Shoura Council in 2001. He served as a member of the services, public facilities and environment committee in the council until 2003.

Balghunaim was appointed minister of agriculture in May 2003. He served in the post until 8 December 2014 when Walid bin Abdulkarim Al Khuraiji replaced him in the post.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 24 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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