Badr bin Abdul Mohsen bin Abdullah bin Hadab was recently appointed assistant to the Saudi commerce minister by royal decree.
Since 2016, he has been the undersecretary of policies and regulations affairs at the Ministry of Commerce and contributed to developing the legislative and commercial environment through supervising the drawing up of regulations and charts related to areas including trade, investment, corporations, consumer protection, and free professions.
He has also supervised the work of the agency of legal affairs at the ministry, quasi-judicial committees, and committees responsible for knowledge, policy, and legislative drafting.
In addition, Bin Hadab chairs the Bankruptcy Commission, is a member of the advisory council of the College of Law and Political Science at King Saud University, the appeal committee for the resolution of securities disputes, and formerly sat on the board of the Saudi Bar Association.
He gained a master’s degree in commercial law from the University of Hull in the UK, and a bachelor’s degree in law from King Saud University.
He has published four academic articles in refereed European legal journals related to protecting minority shareholders, lack of transparency in the dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization, the constitutionality of free trade in the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the EU Common Commercial Policy.
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