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Name:Ali Bin Saleh Al-Soma
Position: Director General
Country: Saudi Arabia

Eng. Ali Bin Saleh Al-Soma is Advisor to the Minister of Communications and IT in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also serves as the Director General of e-Government Program. Currently he is the Minister's Advisor for IT and Director General of the e-Government Program - Ministry of Communications & IT.

Eng. Al Soma has participated in several committees, projects, and consulting studies, some of which include; member of the e-Government Steering Committee, managing development of the e-Government National Strategy and Action Plan project, member of the Ministerial Committee Directorate for the organizational reform studies taskforce, member of the National IT Plan project, participating in the development of IT-related regulations through the Expert Bureau Committees, and contributing towards several IT and management consultation studies for governmental and private sector entities.

Throughout his career Eng. Al Soma has held a number of positions: as a Faculty staff member:

  • Institute of Public Administration, Assistant Project Manager for Technical Affairs
  • The National IT Plan, IT Advisor
  • The Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu, IT Director
  • The Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu, Director of the eServices Planning and Support
  • The e-Government Program

Eng. Al Soma holds a Masters degree in Computer Science (Networking & Distributed Processing) from California State University, Long Beach, USA.