Bassam is leading the privatization track in the Ministry of Economy and Planning to accelerate privatization in the kingdom. He is also coordinating the establishment of a ppp center of excellence and performing rationalization and road map development of ppp projects. He is leading as well the “digitizing the nation” initiative to accelerate mass adoption of e-services in all sectors. Bassam is an executive with global experience and multifaceted education. His degrees in engineering, technology and finance enabled him to perform as chief strategy officer, chief operating officer, chief information officer, chief investments officer, and financial controller. He has worked in the USA in Parsons, Oracle, and MCI. In Saudi Arabia he held leadership positions in Savola, Knowledge Economic City, Red Sea Housing, and Jeddah Municipality.