General Secretariat

The Organization shall have a General-Secretariat to run its affairs. The General-Secretariat shall be presided by a Secretary- General who will be appointed for a period of three years renewable for only another office period.

The Secretary General

H.E. Mr. Nabil Ameen Molla
 

H.E. Mr. Nabil Ameen Molla

Currently Holds the position as Secretary General of GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Since April 2012.

  • H.E. was the Governor of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) (2005-2012).
  • H.E. led the GCC Accreditation Center (GAC) to be an internationally recognized body in (ILAC) when he was the Director General of the GCC Accreditation Center (GAC) until 20 June 2016.
  • H.E. is Member of many National and International Organizations, such as Member of ISO Council (2011-2012), Member of the Council of Saudi Food and Drug Authority (2005-2012), Member and Secretary-General of King Abdul-Aziz Quality Award (2005-2012), Member of Saudi Consumer Protection Association (2008-2012), Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) (2008-2011) and Member of the Board of ASTM International (2014-2016).
  • H.E. Represented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in many meetings of Regional and International Standardization Organizations (GSO, AIDMO, ISO, IEC, OIML, BIPM, ILAC, IAF).
  • H.E. Received a B.S. in Chemistry/Biology, from King Saud University, Riyadh/KSA in 1974 and M.A. in Chemistry, University of Denver, Colorado, USA, 1978.

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Former Secretary General’s

Dr. Rashid bin Ahmad bin Fahad

Dr. Rashid bin Ahmad bin Fahad

GSO Secretary General (2004-2008)

Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) Minister in 2008, His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad was appointed as minister of UAE environment and water. He was born in 1964 in the emirate of Dubai. In addition to his ministerial position, he has been holding the position of chairman of Emirates Standards Authority since 2008.

Academic Qualifications:

  • His Excellency Dr. Rashid obtained Ph. D. in civil engineering (Environment hygiene) from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland (UK) in 2001.
  • He also holds Masters Degree (Ms. Sc.) in Ecology from the UAE University-Al Ain, where he graduated in 1994.
  • In addition, he holds bachelor degree (B. Sc.) in chemical engineering from North Eastern University, Boston-USA in, where he graduated in 1989.

His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad has already held the positions below:

  • Secretary General for GCC Standardization Authority-Riyadh (KSA) from 2004 to 2008.
  • Deputy Chairman of Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology Cooperation (ESMA) from 2005-2008.
  • Deputy General Manager of Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology Cooperation (ESMA) from 2003 to 2004.
  • President of Food and Environment Lab-Dubai Central Lab Department-Dubai Municipality from 1997 to 2003.
  • Operations Manager-Dubai Municipality from 1989 to 1997.
  • In addition, His Excellency is also a member of Zayed International Award for Environment
  • Board member of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International).
 

Dr. Anwar Yousuf Abdullah

Dr. Anwar Yousuf Abdullah

GSO Secretary General (2008-2012)

Currently serves as Bahrain’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

Academic Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering – University of Bradford – United Kingdom

M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering – University of Bradford – United Kingdom

B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering – Riyadh University – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 
 

Work Experience:

  • Secretary-General of the Standardization Organization for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GSO).
  • Advisor to the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
  • Director of Scientific and Technical Cooperation Department (Nuclear Energy Issue) – General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council.
  • Director of Energy Department (Oil, gas, petrochemicals and metals) – Secretariat General of the Cooperation Council.
  • Assistant Professor – Faculty of Engineering – University of Bahrain.
  • Petroleum Engineer – Bahrain Petroleum Company.