CEO: Engineer Abdulrahman F. Addas

On Ramadan 30th, 1439 (June 14, 2018), the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites, chaired by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed Bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, appointed Eng. Abdulrahman F. Addas as Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites.

With more than 16 years of experience, Eng. Addas specialises in institutional and digital transformation, design and strategy management, as well as financial consultancy, real estate development, and technology investment. He has worked with several large companies and government institutions in the Middle East, South Africa, and Europe. 

Prior to his appointment at the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites, Eng. Addas was the Chief Corporate Development Officer at Majid Al-Futtaim Holding leading the organisation’s corporate strategy and overseeing strategy alignment in all business units. He also was involved in investments, mergers and acquisitions, and capital shares used in the overall development and innovation of the group’s operations and customer experience.

Previously, Eng. Addas has worked for Goldman Sachs Group and Booz Allen Hamilton before becoming a partner at Bain & Company in the Middle East, leading its operations in Saudi Arabia, and driving the firm’s telecommunications, media and technology practices.

Eng. Addas has also been the Chairman and Member of several Boards of Directors and Steering Committees, covering a diverse range of sectors including real estate development, retail, digital technology, logistic and financial industry and services. He holds two master’s degrees in business administration and electrical engineering from Stanford University in the US and graduated from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. In addition, he has participated in numerous specialized training programs at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.