Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail

Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing


Educational attainment:


He obtained his bachelor's degree in accounting from King Saud University in 1985. Between 1998 and 1999, he attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to receive an MBA degree. In New Mexico, he obtained his CPA in 1999. In 2007, He participated in the International Institute for Management Development's (IMD) Executive Development Program (EDP) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Practical experiences:


  • From 1990 to 1998, he served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority.
  • From 2003 until 2007, he held the positions of Director of Financial Affairs, Executive Director of Financial Affairs, and General Manager of Export at Al Safi Danone.
  • From 2007 until 2015, he was appointed as Managing Director and CEO of Rafal Real Estate Development Company, where the more than 300-meter-tall Burj Rafal was constructed and opened, garnering seven architectural honors in the year 2015.
  • On July 13, 2015, he was appointed Minister of Housing.
  • He was appointed as acting Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs in February 2020 beside his main position as Minister of Housing.
  • On January 24, 2021, Al-Hogail was appointed as Minister of Municipal Rural Affairs and Housing under royal decree, after Ministry of Housing and the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs were merged into one.

Memberships:


  • Chairman of the Real Estate Development Fund
  • Head of Vision 2030’s Housing Program
  • Chairman of the Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company
  • Chairman of the Real Estate General Authority
  • Member of the Board of Directors of NEOM
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Qiddiya Investment Company
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Red Sea Development Company
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the AMAALA Project
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the ROSHN Project
  • Chairman and member of a number of investment funds

Board members in a number of companies

Joint-stock companies:

  • Bank AlJazira

  • Wafa Insurance

  • Credit Suisse

Closed joint-stock companies:

  • Aljazira Capital

  • NAS Holding

  • Rafal Real Estate Development Company

Non-profit organizations and bodies:

  • Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration

  • Riyadh Chamber of Commerce (Member of the Real Estate Committee and Chairman of the Real Estate Developers Committee)

Rafal Real Estate Development Company

Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail

Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail

Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing Minister