More Saudi changes as new chief exec steps in at NWC

Published March 9th, 2017

A new top man has been appointed as CEO of Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company – one of the most visible positions in the world of water – following the resignation of incumbent Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim.

Mohammed Ahmad Mowkley, the deputy minister for water services at the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, was confirmed in the top role at the NWC yesterday by water minister Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli. Al-Ibrahim himself had been in the role for less than a year, replacing predecessor Loay Al-Musallam in May 2016 following public uproar over the botched implementation of a new tariff system.

The NWC provides water and wastewater services only in the Kingdom’s key cities of Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca/Taif, but under the purview of Al-Fadhli, the body is due to expand its franchise and take in other areas of the country, where services are currently provided directly by the Ministry.