Saudi Shura Mourns its Vice-President

Saudi Shura Mourns its Vice-President

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 - 07:00
Late Shura Vice-President Dr. Mohammed al-Jafri
Riyadh - Nayef al-Rashid
Saudi Shura Council mourned its Vice-President Dr. Mohammed al-Jafri, who passed away after a 13-year-journey as a member of the Council.

Jafri, born in 1949 in Mecca, holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan in the US and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).

Member of Shura Council, Dr. Fayez al-Shihri, said that the late Jafri was humble and devoted to his country, pointing out that his extensive administrative experience contributed to directing the teams he managed.

Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, Shihri pointed out that Jafri was always concerned about his country. He would always send clippings and links to news and articles asking for opinions on the best investments for young people to give a positive image about the country.

Jafri started his career in the Shura Council as a member in 2005 and as Vice-President in 2012. Prior to that, he headed the Chemical Engineering Department and member of the College of Engineering Council of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.

He was also an associate professor at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, part-time consultant to the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu, part-time adviser to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and Head of Maritime Operations at the Japanese Arabia Oil Company Limited, Khafji.

He has published 13 scientific papers in a number of scientific journals and conferences. He also contributed to the basics of chemical engineering in Arabic.

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