Mr. Mohammad Jamal Alsaati

Mr. Mohammad Jamal Alsaati
Director General, IsDB Group Regional Hub in UAE (Center of Excellence for Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization)

Mr. Mohammad Jamal Alsaati, a Saudi national, is the Director General of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group’s Regional Hub in the UAE (Center of Excellence for Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization). In addition to his current role, he leads task forces on the formulation and roll-out of a comprehensive action plan for enhancing IsDB’s field presence and decentralization under the President’s five-year program. As part of this work, he has played a pivotal role in coordinating the establishment and operationalization of new IsDB Group country and regional hubs and the enhancement of the field representatives program.

He has served in a number of technical, operational and managerial positions at the bank since joining it in 1998. He previously held the posts of the Director of the Operations Policy and Services Department; the Director of the Country Programs Department; Officer-in-Charge for the Operations Complex in absence of the Vice President (Operations); Officer-in-Charge for the Cooperation & Country Programing (CCP) Complex in absence of the Vice President (CCP); the Special Advisor to the Vice President (CCP); the Director of the Office of the President; and the Director of the Human Resources Management Department. As the Director of the Country Programs Department, he oversaw efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships with 57 member countries through, among other things, economic programs, country strategies, and policy dialogues at country and regional levels.

Mr. Alsaati has been a board member at the International Center of Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in Dubai since 2010. He also sits on the boards of some organizations associated with IsDB.

Mr. Alsaati holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University, USA, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco, USA. He also holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. He is pursuing a doctorate degree on a part-time basis. He is a member of many international professional associations.