C.V Turki Abdullah Alsudairi


Name: Turki Abdullah Alsudairi.

D.O.B:  04 Aug.1945.

          - Editor-in-chief- Alriyadh Newspaper.

                             - Saudi   Journalists   Association, current Chairman.
                             - Gulf Journalists Association, current Chairman.
Journalism Career: Full time journalist from 1972 and until now.  Sports, local and political editor.  Executive Press secretary. Editor-in-Chief since 1974.

- His cultural Interests started before the age of 20   when he started short stories writing  in an effort to follow the development of the international novels in general and the Arab novels in particular through the works of Tawfiq Al Hakim .

- In spite of the fact that he was not an athlete by practice, attending football matches has otherwise has introduced him to the journalism world as part time sports editor and commentator. Then he became a full time journalist and  moved from sports to the political department at Alriyadh, before becoming deputy managing editor and local and foreign desks supervisor. In 1974 , he became editor in chief.

 - At the inception of the work, the number of Saudi staff was less than ten people, but after 30 years the number  of full time male and female  journalists   rose to 223.In the beginning ,Alriyadh was issued in 8 pages, but now it is issues in 60 pages most of the week days.

- He started writing his daily column "Liqa"  before becoming editor in chief, and it is still issued on daily basis.

- He was reelected as Chairman of the Association of Saudi Journalists two years ago.

- On May 25,2010 he was reelected as Chairman of the Union of Gulf Press.

- He has interviewed a number of Arab and world leaders.

He became a member of  Arab Press Forum at its formation in Kuwait-
by elite Arab journalists some months ago.

During his rein  as editor- in chief:
- 45 male and female full time Saudi journalists have gained ownership of AlYamamah press establishment shares.
-Alriyadh newspaper won the award of Best Arab Newspaper-2010 during the 3rd Youth Media Forum under the patronage of the Jordanian prime minister and H R H Princess Reem Ali, the founder of  the Jordanian Media Institute.
-Alriyadh newspaper has won many awards in the field of social investigations  and health affairs.