Muhammad al-Jasser

Position: Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Sama)

Biography: As head of Sama since February 2009, Muhammad al-Jasser has presided over a period in which the Saudi banks have become increasing liquid and shown the benefits of the stringent regulations they have to adhere to.

As vice-governor since 1995, Al-Jasser can claim some credit for that. He started his career at the Finance and National Economy Ministry in 1981 as head of financial and economic analysis in the budget department. He acted as an adviser to the executive director of the IMF in Riyadh from 1990-95 and was involved in talks for accession to the World Trade Organisation.

In 1995, he was appointed acting deputy minister of finance and national economy. Al-Jasser graduated with a degree in economics from the University of San Diego in the US. He has a master’s degree and doctorate in economics from the University of California, also in the US.

Contact: (+966) 1 463 3000
Website: www.sama.gov.sa