Khalid Alhogail, CEO and managing director (MD) of the Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO), was voted in as UITP’s new President for the 2021-2023 term.

As CEO and MD of SAPTCO for the past 15 years, Alhogail is a well-known and respected industry figure, overseeing one of the largest public transport companies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Every two years, the candidate(s) who have put themselves forward to become part of our Secretariat leadership face a vote during UITP’s General Assembly.

During his tenure, Alhogail will advocate for public transport through a wide range of activities and opportunities, working alongside UITP’s international membership.

With an extensive background in the sector, Khalid Alhogail is also the chairman of the Saudi Emirates Integrated Transport Company (SEITCO) joint venture between SAPTCO and Emirates Transport.

Alhogail is also chairman of the SAPTCO-RATP Dev joint venture Public Transport Company and a board member of the RATP Dev-SAPTCO joint venture Capital Metro Co.

Previously chairman of the Saudi National Union for Joint Stock Companies, representing 186 CEOS of listed companies for 10 years, he has been closely involved with several major transportation projects in the Middle East and North Africa and has developed many successful international projects to benefit the region.

Also, for the past five years, he has been an active and recognizable member of UITP’s Executive Board and Policy Board, and before being sworn into his new role, held the role of a UITP VP.

Alongside leading SAPTCO, Alhogail has been Chairman of the UITP MENA Executive Committee, further strengthening his presence in our global activities.

The new president will work closely with the UITP Secretariat, led by Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani, to achieve our vision for the coming years.