Abdulrahman Althukair


Abdulrahman Al Thukair is the CEO of the Saudi Exports Development Authority. An expert in strategic advisory, innovation development, risk management, and corporate governance, Abdulrahman has been working in several government entities and national companies. Throughout his positions, he contributed to policy developments and led operational transformations in the field of international trade facilitation.

Abdulrahman served in multiple high-level positions including as Vice Governor for Trade Facilitation and Customer Experience at the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) and as Director of Governance, Risk Management, and Business Continuity at Saudi Customs. Earlier, he was Strategy Advisor for the Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources and Manager of Exports Strategy Department and of Stakeholder Relations at Saudi Exports.

In addition to chairing SAFE Working Group of the World Customs Organization, he was a member of the board of several commissions within the trade and industry ecosystem, including Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), Saudi Standards Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), and National Trading Across Borders Committee (Tayseer), among several others.

He is currently a board member of the General Authority of Foreign Trade (GAFT), Saudi EXIM Bank, and the National Center for Palms and Dates.

Abdulrahman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (minor in Business) from Kansas State University, USA.