Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr Majed Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi has appointed Samar Bint Mazin Saleh as commercial attaché at the Saudi Commercial Attache’s Office in Tokyo.

According to Saudi Gazette, Samar Saleh is the first woman to be appointed as commercial attaché. This step comes within the ministry’s policy to empower Saudi women.

Samar Saleh holds a master’s degree in journalism and international media from City University in London. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass media from the American University in Sharjah. She also completed the executive leadership program at Harvard University in the US.

She started work in the financial sector.

She speaks fluent English and Italian.

Before being appointed as commercial attaché, Samar Saleh worked as in-charge for developing trade exchange at the Commercial Attache’s Office in the Kingdom’s Embassy in Italy.

Her functions included developing nonoil exports, including commodities and services.

She was assigned many tasks including coordinating with the Saudi and Italian government authorities related with promoting nonoil exports, according to the executive plan of the Foreign Trade Agency of the commercial attaches offices, linked with Vision 2030.