Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Eissa began his career at the ministry of transportation, later moving to the National Guard and the Passenger Transportation Department as general director.
It was in 2003 that he moved across to become general director for licensing and quality assurance at the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities, a key role that has seen the implementation of classification criteria, reclassification of all hotels and apartments and introduction of a new pricing policy as well as the establishment of a hotelkeepers’ association.
In particular, he was responsible for the customised classification criteria created for hotels and furnished apartments in the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah.
Al-Eissa, in addition, is responsibile for the licensing of tour operators, travel agents, guides and accommodation, and oversees training of the inspectorate team.