Changing Saudi Arabia for the better means helping the Region and changing the World. – Mohamamad Bin Sultan

To be a visionary, a leader need have nothing more than a clear vision of the future. The difficult task is communicating that vision with clarity and passion in order to motivate and inspire people to take action. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. There’s nothing more demoralizing than a leader who can’t clearly articulate why we’re doing what we’re doing.
A 34 Years Old Young & Visionary leader. Born, raised & studied in his Homeland. Completed his law degree from King Saud University. Son of a brave & courageous father & a leader His Highness King Salman. The Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman is the Real Face of the Future of Saudi Arabia.
In 2013, he was awarded the “Personality of the Year” award by Forbes Middle East for his role as chairman of the MiSK Foundation in recognition of his support for Saudi youth and their development. His Highness Mohammad Bin Sultan father of three children was the youngest even Crown Prince at the time of his appointment.
He started implementing his Vision for his Country with the measures undertaken in April 2016 included new taxes and cuts in subsidies, a diversification plan, the creation of a $2 trillion Saudi sovereign wealth fund, and a series of strategic economic reforms called the National Transformation Programme.
Expanding on his visionary comments he made at an investment conference at which he announced the launch of an ambitious $500bn (£381bn) independent economic zone straddling Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, Prince Mohammed said:
“We are a G20 country. One of the biggest world economies. We’re in the middle of three continents. Changing Saudi Arabia for the better means helping the region and changing the world. So this is what we are trying to do here. And we hope we get support from everyone. What happened in the last 30 years is not Saudi Arabia”.
What happened in the region in the last 30 years is not the Middle East. After the Iranian revolution in 1979, people wanted to copy this model in different countries, one of them is Saudi Arabia. We didn’t know how to deal with it. And the problem spread all over the world. Now is the time to get rid of it.”
His Vision 2030 program aims to diversify the Saudi economy through investment in non-oil sectors including technology and tourism. In the last week of September 2018, Mohammed bin Salman inaugurated the much-awaited $6.7bn high-speed railway line connecting Mecca and Medina, two holiest cities of Islam. In his reforms, he includes regulations restricting the powers of the religious police and the removal of the ban on female drivers.
Mohammad Bin Salman announced plans for the creation of Neom, a $500 billion economic zone to cover an area of 26,000 square KM on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, extending into Jordan and Egypt. Neom aims to attract investment in sectors including renewable energy, biotechnology, robotics and advanced manufacturing. Saudi Arabia’s first nuclear reactor was announced by bin Salman in November 2018. The kingdom aims to build 16 nuclear facilities over the next 20 years.
He allowed the first Saudi public concerts by a female singer, the first Saudi sports stadium to admit women, an increased presence of women in the workforce. He legislated against some elements of Saudi Arabia’s Wali system, also a topic of a many decade long campaign by women’s rights activists. Mothers in Saudi Arabia became authorised to retain immediate custody of their children after divorce without having to file any lawsuits. Mohammed bin Salman announced that the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia’s assets were approaching $400 billion and would pass $600 billion by 2020. Announced a project to build one of the world’s largest cultural, sports and entertainment cities in Al Qidiya, southwest of Riyadh. The plans for a 334-square km city include a safari and a Six Flags theme park.
Prince Mohammed had repeatedly insisted that without establishing a new social contract between citizen and state, economic rehabilitation would fail. “This is about giving kids a social life,” said a senior Saudi royal figure. “Entertainment needs to be an option for them. They are bored and resentful. A woman needs to be able to drive herself to work. Without that we are all doomed. Everyone knows that – except the people in small towns. But they will learn.”

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