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Mr. Omar Ahmed Bahlaiwa

Secretary General
Committee for International Trade (CIT)

Profile

Eng. Omar Bahlaiwa; engineer by qualification, currently serving Secretary General of Committee of International Trade (CIT) for Saudi Arabia, he is a prominent figure in the high dignitaries among business communities locally and globally. His rich experience and extensive network in local and global community gives him an edge to foster the relationship for the organization.

His current role is to enhance and promote the country’s image internationally, leading prominent delegations to Europe, North America and other key OECD nations to establish favorable image of Saudi Arabia globally. He works closely with his contacts in both local and international business communities to promote exports and attract ‘Foreign Direct Investment’ (FDI) to Saudi Arabia. He has been selected as one of the Leaders in Saudi Arabia in the book issued by Leaders Publishing Corporation for 2007 and 2011.

His succession follows from managing several companies including Senior Technical Analyst at the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF), Plant Manager for Al-Moajil Sack Factory, VP Sales & Marketing for Saudi Industrial Export Company, General Manager for MATTEX and Assistant Secretary General for Foreign Affairs for Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry to Secretary General for the Council of Saudi Chambers and CIT till the current stature.