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Photo caption: (back row, right to left) HE Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and HE Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistics Services with (front row) HE Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Logistics Academy’s launch and of the Public Transport Authority (right), and Eng. Faisal S. Al Samannoudi, Vice Chairman & CEO, Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises (left) at the launch ceremony in Riyadh.  Photo Credit © Bashir Saleh

The Saudi Logistics Academy – which will train young Saudi Arabian men and women to develop their technical knowledge and skills in the global logistics sector – was recently launched at a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Through local and international partnerships, students will take part in a broad range of specialized global logistics industry training programs as the Academy actively contributes to the consolidation of the country’s position as a recognized strategic global logistics hub.

Abdul Latif Jameel Logistics, part of Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises, is a partner in this program and one of 11 private sector businesses participating in the Academy’s launch.

The Academy will not only prepare Young Saudis through education, but also has the ambition to create employment opportunities.   During the launch ceremony, 11 employment agreements were signed with private sector businesses looking to employ over 350 Saudi Arabian men and women.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Logistics Academy’s launch and of the Public Transport Authority, HE Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih , said the Academy’s programs will be available by the beginning of the next semester.

He emphasized that the launch of the Academy is one of a number of key initiatives that support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 under the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program and will also establish and improve the performance of logistics centers across the country.

Eng. Faisal S. Al Samannoudi, Vice Chairman & CEO, Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises, reiterated Abdul Latif Jameel’s ongoing commitment to supporting Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives, commenting:

“With our 75 year heritage, and strong experience in domestic and international logistics, we are proud to support the launch of the Saudi Logistics Academy. The Academy will contribute to securing the Kingdom’s place as a strategic global logistics hub, realizing the National Transport and Logistics Strategy announced by His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”

The Academy will target seven core sectors, including: postal logistics services; maritime and ports transport; international trade; shipping and export; over-l

and transport; e-commerce first/last-mile; warehouse management, and air freight transport.


A comprehensive portfolio of training programs will be offered, including longer programs lasting three or  more semesters and leading to a qualification; short courses and remote training programs; international specialized professional certificate programs, and specialized executive programs.



The launch ceremony took place in the presence of the Minister of Transport and Logistics ServicesHE Saleh bin Nasser Al-JasserMinister of Communications and Information Technology,

HE Abdullah bin Amer Al-SwahaChairman of the Saudi Public Transport Authority, Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih and the governor of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), Ahmed bin Fahad Al-Fuhaid.

The beginning of registration will be announced through the website sla.edu.sa.