Sama gets new governor in Saudi reshuffle

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New Sama governor Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey. Photo: SAGIA

Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointed Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey as the new governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Sama) on May 7, amid a government reshuffle.

Alkholifey had been deputy governor for research and international affairs, a post he took up after returning from a stint as Saudi Arabia's executive director at the International Monetary Fund in 2013.

Alkholifey joined Sama as an economist in 1995 after working for the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. He became an

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