Al-Rumayyan appointed president of Arab Golf Federation

Yasir Al-Rumayyan, who has led the growth of golf in Saudi Arabia since his appointment as President of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation in 2018, has been appointed President of the Arab Golf Federation (AGF).

The Arab Golf Federation was founded in 1974 and represents the collective interests of 19 member countries, whose mission, recognized by the R&A and the Arab Olympic Committee, is to streamline the governance of the game in the Arab world and improve the overall development of golf. by creating more and better gaming opportunities for its members.

Al-Rumayyan said, “It is an honor for me to take on the role of Chairman of AGF. First of all, I would like to congratulate my predecessor Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi for the fantastic job he did as the head of the Arab Golf Federation and personally thank him for having succeeded in bringing great golf to the Arab people. . I am not only an avid golfer, but I recognize the real value that sport can bring, in all of our societies.

“I am fully committed to focusing on how the AGF can support the game’s governing bodies in their mission to develop the game in the world, as well as to mobilize our collective resources to maximize the opportunities for the nations. Arabs in our increasing participation in the future world game. “

Sport has been a cornerstone of Al-Rumayyan’s career and as governor of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) – Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. He is responsible for investing billions of dollars in sporting events as part of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s transformative economic and social reform plan to open the kingdom to the world.

With an education at Harvard Business School and subsequent experience in wealth management and investment banking, the organization is expected to benefit from Al Rumayyan’s business acumen as well as passion and professional expertise. substantial in the development of Saudi golf.

Highlighting the strength and growth of golf in Saudi Arabia, CEO and Vice President of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation, Majed Al Sorour, has also been appointed AGF General Secretary. A golf enthusiast himself, Al Sorour will seek to bring his extensive commercial and sporting expertise to his new role at AGF.

Al-Rumayyan added, “AGF represents one of the most important regional clusters not only in the global development of golf, but also in global professional golf. Since the late 1980s, the Middle East has become a catalyst for the growth of the game and enjoys a rich heritage in promoting the sport. This is something that I know all members are very proud of and is a driving force in our vision for the future. “

Following his appointment as the new General Secretary of AGF, Majed Al Sorour said: “I am incredibly proud to take on this new position, given the growing importance of Saudi Arabia in the global industry. golf and having previously worked alongside Al-Rumayyan. At Golf Saudi, I am confident that we will be able to deliver an inspired strategy for golf in the Middle East that sees the continued growth of the sport in the region. “- TradeArabia News Service

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