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His Excellency Dr. Hussam Abdulmohsen Alangari
President of the General Court of Audit
His Excellency Dr. Hussam Abdulmohsen Alangari is the seventh President of the General Court of Audit (GCA) since his appointment by a Royal Decree on May 7, 2016. He holds the positions of Second-Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), Chairman of the Policy, Finance and Administration (PFAC), and Co-Chair of the INTOSAI-Donor Steering Committee (IDSC).
Dr. Alangari is also the representative of the Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institution (ARABOSAI) in the Governing Board of the INTOSAI and holds the position of Second Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board of the ARABOSAI. Furthermore, Dr. Alangari will be chairing the ARABOSAI for a three-year term that commences in 2022.
Prior to his appointment as the President of the General Court of Audit, Dr. Alangari went through two main stages. The first stage was his academic and leadership career at King Abdulaziz University (KAU), where he progressed in the academic work at the Accounting Department in the Faculty of Economics and Administration (FEA) at KAU from a Lecturer in 1991 to an Assistant Professor in 2000. He then received his PhD in Accounting and Financial Management from Essex University in the United Kingdom.
The second stage saw him being promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2004, and subsequently, he was promoted to the position of Full Professor in 2008 based on his impressive record of research in the fields of accounting and auditing. This includes over fifty research papers, articles and monographs—both in English and Arabic—as well as three editions of his textbook, "Auditing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" and one edition of his other book, "Who Takes to Account the Certified Public Accountants!?"
His remarkable engagements and participation in the regional and international conferences, symposia and workshops in the fields of accounting and auditing, are also worth mentioning.
During his academic career at KAU, Dr. Alangari held the position of Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research at FEA for four years since 2005. Dr. Alangari was then appointed as Dean of the same faculty in 2009 for four years, during the same period of which he was appointed as an Acting-Dean of the Faculty of Law at KAU.
Dr. Alangari has been instrumental in improving the rating of FEA, during the period he was the dean, and hence that of the university. It’s largely to his credit that FEA was able to accomplish the international institutional accreditation standards and requirements, witnessing a remarkable qualitative improvement in its academic programs and research. During the same period, Dr. Alangari has led the FEA to establish the first digital library in the Kingdom, organized the 1st Academic Conference on National Economy and the two continuous academic seminars (i.e. "Monthly Academic Gathering" and "On the Academic Debating Table"), transferred the Law Department into the Faculty of Law, and the Islamic Economics Center into the Institute of Islamic Economics, as well as establishing a number of Academic Research Chairs.
The second stage that Dr. Alangari went through before the issuance of the Royal Decree appointing him as President of the GCA, following his journey at KAU, is his membership in the Saudi Shura Council. He joined the Council based on a Royal Decree issued on January 11, 2013 to be a member of the Council for four years, during which he was appointed the Vice-Chair for the Financial Committee for the first two years, and the Chair of the Financial Committee for the third and fourth year. During this period, he worked for the Shura Council. Dr. Alangari has submitted five proposals to issue new laws and amend enacted laws based on Article no. 23 of the Shura Council's Law.