Dammam Airports Company has hired its first Saudi woman as an executive director.
Hind Al-Zahid became the first Saudi woman to work as an executive director and member of Dammam Airports Executive Board chaired by Abdullah Al-Zamil.
The decision to hire Al-Zahid was approved by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in a meeting chaired by Minister of Transport and head of GACA Sulaiman Al-Hamdan.
The executive board also includes Mohammad Al-Shitwi, Najeeb Al-Saihati, Muaath Al-Naeem, Hazim Mubarak and Muhammad Bamga.
Al-Zahid promised that she will live up to the trust reposed in her.
Al-Zahid has been the head of Businesswomen Center at the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2009.
She has been a great contributor to the empowerment of businesswomen in the private and public sectors. She also raised awareness about women’s role in entrepreneurship.
She has highlighted the challenges facing women.
She was also the executive director of the Women Economic Forum from 2008 to 2016.
Al-Zahid was also listed as one of Forbes’ most influential women.
*This article first appeared on the Saudi Gazette on May 15, 2017.