Vice President of Research, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center; Chair, T20
Fahad Alturki is the vice president of research at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center and chair of T20, an engagement group comprised of think tanks whose primary challenge is to add value to the G-20 process with evidence-based public policy proposals. He oversees KAPSARC’s research programs and priorities, ensuring that these are strategically focused on impacts within Saudi Arabia, both regionally and globally. Alturki interacts with key stakeholder groups within the kingdom and internationally, in the private, academic, and government sectors. Moreover, he is responsible for setting the overall directions and parameters for collaboration with KAPSARC’s partners and affiliates.
Externally, Alturki is an independent board member of the General Authority of Statistics and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector. He frequently presents papers at high profile local, regional, and international conferences, participates in roundtable discussions, and is a well-known media figure in Saudi Arabia and overseas.
Prior to joining KAPSARC, Alturki was the chief economist and head of research at Jadwa Investment Company in Riyadh, where he managed the economic research department and published regular reports on issues related to the Saudi and global economies and the world oil market. He was also the chairperson of the Public Funds Board, a board member of the Jadwa REIT Al Haramain Fund and Jadwa REIT Saudi Fund, and a member of Jadwa’s executive management committee.
Alturki has a proven track record in economics, with more than 20 years of experience in the field. Before joining Jadwa, he was the chief economist at Barclays, Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, Alturki was an economic specialist at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, where he worked for 11 years in the Economic Research and Statistics Department. He has also worked as an economist in the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund.
Alturki holds a BA in business administration from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and master’s and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Oregon.