Abdulmuhsen S. Alkhalaf is Executive Director at the World Bank Group (WBG) representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 01 November 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Alkhalaf served as Alternate Executive Director from 2018 to 2020, and as Advisor to the Saudi Executive Director from 2014 to 2018.
Mr. Alkhalaf is currently the Chair of the Audit Committee of the WBG Executive Board, which oversees WBG finances, accounting, risk management, internal controls and institutional integrity. He is also participating in other WBG Executive Board’s standing committees.
During the Saudi G20 Presidency in 2020, Mr. Alkhalaf served as the Chief Policy Officer of the Finance Track program. In this capacity, he led the Finance Track agenda and work program, overseeing relevant economic and financial workstreams, including the G20 Framework Working Group, the G20 International Financial Architecture Working Group, the G20 Infrastructure Working Group, the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, the G20 International Taxation Agenda and the G20 Financial Regulation Agenda. As Chief Policy Officer of the Finance Track Program, he organized and coordinated agenda and policy discussions for the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings as well as for the G20 Leaders’ Summit.
Prior to joining the WBG Board, he worked as Economist in the Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia, where he worked on several economic and financial policy issues and a variety of topics on the G20 agenda, including representing Saudi Arabia in the G20 Development Working Group. He started his career in the banking sector in the credit-risk-rating field.
Mr. Alkhalaf earned a Master’s degree in Finance from Saint Mary’s University (Canada), a Master’s degree in Economics from the George Washington University (USA); and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from King Saud University (Saudi Arabia).