His Excellency Governor Ahmed Al-Ohali
His Excellency Ahmed Al-Ohali, Governor of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), is tasked with the transformation and localization of Saudi Arabia’s defense and security industry, leading the development of a comprehensive business ecosystem within a solid regulatory framework.
His Excellency joined GAMI following his 20-year role as Vice Chairman and CEO of the Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem), spearheading its growth and transformation into one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies. Al-Ohali was among the top ten figures distinguished in 2018’s Refining and Petrochemicals Middle East Power 50 list.
Al-Ohali holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).
Mr. Mohammad Saleh AlAthel
Deputy Governor – Military Acquisition
Mr. Mohammed Al Athel serves as the Deputy Governor of Military Acquisition at the General Authority for Military Industries, his responsibility covers the management of Saudi Arabia’s armaments’ procurement activities as part of the Authority’s role to consolidate acquisition of defense and security equipment and services. Al Athel also held the role of General Secretary of the Board of Directors at GAMI between November 2017 and October 2018, during which he led the establishment of the Authority.
Prior to joining GAMI, Al Athel led the team responsible for the establishment of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries Company (SAMI), as well as the role of Secretary General and member of the Armament Contracts Review Committee at the Ministry of Defense which reported to HRH the Minister of Defense.
He started his career at the Saudi Industrial Development Fund where he worked across investments and credit activities and was later appointed at the Saudi Company for Development and Technical Investment (TAQNIA). Al Athel has also served as a member in the board of directors of several publicly traded companies, and currently serves as a member in several governmental committees.
Al Athel holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, and an MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.
Eng. Gasem Abdulghani Al Maimani
Deputy, Military Industry
Deputy Governor of Military industries at the General Authority for Military Industries, Engineer Gasem Al Maimani is responsible for promoting ease of business within the defense and security industry. In his role, Al Maimani oversees the strategic development of the industry’s regulatory framework as well as the national Research and Technology (R&T) ecosystem, fostering human capital and defense and security technologies.
Previously CEO for Taiba Holding Company Eng. Gasem Al Maimani also held various management positions across several industries during his time at Arabian Cement Company, Al Watania for Plastics, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the National Industrial Clustering Development Vision Realization Program.
He was associated as Chairman and Member of Board of Directors within numerous companies including; SABIC Polymers Turkey Company, Gulf Organization of Industrial Consultations (GOIC), Jubail United Company, and Yanbu Petrochemical Company (YANPET).
Al-Maimani holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in mechanical engineering from Dhahran’s King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Mr. Fayez Mohammed Al Fayez
Business Support Deputy
Mr. Fayez Al Fayez is the Business Support Deputy at the General Authority for Military Industries overseeing the division dedicated to information technology, human resources, finance, logistics, procurement and contracts within the Authority.
Prior to joining GAMI, Al Fayez had held several executive leadership positions in the Kingdom including the Assistant Supervisor for Executive Affairs at the Council of Economic and Development Affairs. He gained his experience working for some of the nation's leading companies including Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), Small & Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monshaat) Al-Marai Company and Al-Rajhi Investment.
Al Fayez holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from King Saud University and an MBA from Hull Business School, in the United Kingdom. He has international certifications from professional development institutes including APICS, HBS and LBS.