Hammad Al Balawi

ITIC 2018 Advisory Board
Hammad Al Balawi
General Manager of Investments
Ministry of Tourism, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hammad Albalawi is currently the General Manager of Tourism Investment joining the Ministry of Tourism from the General Entertainment Authority where Hammad was the Director of Business Development and Outreach securing more hundreds of unique IP’s reaching an audience of more than 10 million in 2018. Most recently Hammad was a core team member in the development of the National Tourism Strategy to open up the Kingdom’s doors to the world. Hammad is now responsible for the investment implementation of this strategy by enhancing regulation for the ease of doing business, developing investment opportunities across the priority sites as well as promoting and attracting investment into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia across the Tourism value chain.

Hammad also acted as the Chief of Staff for His Excellency Ahmed Alkhateeb overseeing operations of H.E. the Minister across the 8 portfolio entities that he serves as Chairman; during this time Hammad was involved in multiple mergers and acquisitions, development and launching of corporate and sector strategies, as well managing HE agenda across all board and administrational responsibilities. Hammad started his professional career with Chicago based A.T. Kearney as a Business Analyst and during his time there won the EMEA Strategy Transformation Award for their work in the Telecommunication sector.

Hammad is a graduate of Masters of Science in Finance from the George Washington University in Washington D.C, during that time Hammad represented Saudi Arabia as the Sherpa in the Y20 platform in Puebla Mexico.