Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa
Director-General, OFID

Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa, a Saudi Arabian national, was elected Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of OFID - the OPEC Fund for International Development - at the institution’s June 2018 Ministerial Council meeting. Dr Alkhalifa officially assumed his post on November 1, 2018.

Prior to his appointment at OFID, Dr Alkhalifa was Deputy Secretary General of the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund from 2014 to 2018 and advisor to the Secretary General from 2010 to 2014. He has also held a number of leadership positions at the World Bank Group and served the government of Saudi Arabia in various capacities.

Dr Alkhalifa holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Miami, Florida, and a Master’s in Applied Economics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Read interview with Dr Alkhalifa as published in the Jan 2019 issue of the OFID Quarterly: Listen & Learn

Dr Alkhalifa's blog post for the Bretton Woods Committee: Developing a Capacity for Candid Reflection