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Princess Haifa Appointed as Deputy Tourism Minister, Shihana Alazzaz as Cabinet Deputy Secretary-General

His Royal Highness, and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman has issued a royal decree appointing two officials in important government positions. Her Royal Highness Princess Haifa Bint Mohammed has been appointed as Saudi Arabia's Deputy Tourism Minister, whereas Shihana Alazzaz as Cabinet Deputy Secretary-General.

HRH Princess Bint Mohammed was previously appointed as a member of the board of directors of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), under which she served as representative of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH). Shihana Alazzaz is the General Counsel at the Public Investment Fund (PTF), having previously served as Head of Transactions. She is known as one of the first women in the Kingdom to be granted a license to practice law.

The appointments were among several decrees to be issued by HRH King Salman over the weekend. Others include the appointment of:
Dr. Bandar Al-Rasheed as secretary to HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman; Ayman Bin Mohammed Al-Sayari as Deputy Governor for Investment and Research at the Saudi Central Bank (SCB); Dr. Khalid Bin Walid AlDhaher as Deputy Governor for Control and Technology at the SCB; Abdulaziz Bin Ismail Bin Rashad Trabzoni as advisor at the Royal Court; Dr. Rumaih Bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih as Deputy Minister of Transport and Logistics Services; Ihab Bin Ghazi Al-Hashani as Deputy Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing; Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Rumaih as Deputy Minister for planning and development at the Ministry of Health; and Ahmed Bin Sufyan Al-Hassan as Assistant Minister of Transport and Logistics Services.

 In addition, HRH Prince Abdulrahman Bin Mohammed was relieved of his position as Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, but was simultaneously appointed as advisor at the Royal Court with the rank of a minister.

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