Osama Alkalthami has been the CAO of Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) since April 2020. His 23 years’ experience in internal auditing and finance have helped him in establishing the Internal Audit Divisions in five of the Kingdom’s top banks, listed companies and Giga-project under the umbrella of Saudi Vision 2030.
Prior to joining DGDA, he served as the Assistant General Manager (AGM) of the Saudi Chemical Group with its 5 subsidiaries as well as its Group CAO and the General Secretary of the Board Audit Committee. He was also the CAO and the General Secretary of the Board Audit Committee in 2 of the top Insurance Companies which are Saudi Arabian Cooperative Insurance Co. (SAICO), and the Arabia Insurance Cooperative Co.
Having served in the Banking industry for 14 years as Kingdom-wide Retail Banking Audit Manager at Bank Albilad, and Senior Audit team leader of Arab National Bank (ANB), Osama has been responsible for covering all the Internal Audit Services Kingdom-wide, and also in Riyad Bank.
Osama holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from King Abdul Aziz University. He also graduated from a Business School in the UK studying Banking and Business Program. Moreover, Osama has attended over 100 training programs around the world, obtaining 40 Internal Audit certificates from Global Internal Audit institutes such as the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in the US, MIS London, IIR Dubai, Moody’s Corporation, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).