Ibrahim A. Al-Mutrif

  • Born in Al-Khobar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.
  • Completed primary education locally, higher education in the US.
  • Authored 8 books + 35 research papers published in referred journals.
  • For over 25 years, wrote articles on international relations.
  • Thirty years of international business development consultancy experience.
  • Participated in local, regional and  global forums and conferences.
  • Member of local, regional, and international societies.

Examples of membership in national councils, commissions and committees:

  • Education Council, Eastern Province.
  • Tourism Commission, Eastern Province.
  • Advisory Council, Saudi Tourism Commission
  • Executive Council, Saudi Chambers Export Development Center.
  • Saudi Committee for International Trade Board.
  • Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Investment Board.
  • Former member of local higher education academic, scientific and professional committees.

Last Five Work Assignments:

  • Deputy Governor, Policy & International Cooperation, (SAGIA).
  • Secretary-General, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Eastern Province.
  • Dean of Faculty & Associate Professor of International Relations (KFUPM).
  • Director, Industrial & Economic Research, Research Institute, (KFUPM).
  • CEO, World Trade Center Saudi Holding, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Former :

  • Saudi Arabia’s “Candidate” for the post: “Secretary-General, Confederation of Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry”.
  • Vice President & Board of Governors Member “World Association for Small & Medium Size Enterprises” WASME.


  • President, Prosperity Well Economic Consulting House.
  • Founder, Saudi American Partners in Development (SAPD).
  • Founder, Saudi American Dialogue Forum.
  • Board Member, Committee For International Trade.
  • Board member, Gulf Union Ahliya Insurance Company (Public).
  • Board of Governors member, Arab Org. for Dialogue & International Cooperation.
  • Co-Founding Chairman, The Online Publishers, TOP

Developed a number of Business, Media, & International Relations Initiatives:

Sample initiatives:
  • The International Refining Fund. 
  • Science Parks Development in Saudi Arabia.
  • Saudi American Dialogue Forum.
  • Saudi Global Forum.
  • The Saudi US Mobile Cultural Exhibition.

Recent articles by Dr. Al-Mutrif