Saudia, Saudi Arabia's national airlines, appointed on Thursday Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser as its new director-general. The engineer is set to take charge of the role on Aug. 3, Al Arabiya reported.
The airline's board of directors, chaired by Prince Fahd bin Abdullah, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation and chairman of Saudia's board selected al-Jasser to replace Khaled Al-Molhem, who served the role over the past eight years.
Al-Jasser has around 30 years of experience in business management and maritime, land and air transportation.
He holds a master's degree in business management from King Saud University and a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from King Abdulaziz University.
Al-Jasser has served as CEO of the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia since 2010. He was previously the executive director-general of the Abdullatif Company from 2003.