Adva Al Arefi is Saudi Arabia’s new Minister of State for Sports
Riyadh: Adva Al Arefi has been appointed as the new Minister of State for Sports in Saudi Arabia. Amir Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, Minister of Sports appointed Adva Al Arefi as Minister of State. The appointment was last Thursday. Adva Al Arefi thanked the Sports Minister for the trust placed in him.
Adva Al Arefi is a member of the Saudi Olympic Council, Football Federation and Undersecretary for Planning and Development in the Ministry of Sports.
She graduated in business administration from Al-Yamamah University in Riyadh in 2011 and is a person who has had a major impact in the development of women’s sports in the country.
Sports Minister Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki (@AbdulazizTF) appointed on Thursday Adwa Al-Arifi (@AdwaAlArifi) as assistant minister for sports affairs.https://t.co/fKX3E8pRG4
— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) December 22, 2022
Al Arefi will join the Ministry of Sports as Investment Director in 2019. The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee then nominated them as members of the Olympic Council.
Adva, who was working as a member of the Social Responsibility Committee of the Saudi Football Federation, was later elected as the chairman of the committee. She is the first woman to hold this position.
What she has done in terms of efforts and hard work, she deserved to be in a position as Assistant Minister for Sports Affairs @AdwaAlArifi 🇸🇦👍 pic.twitter.com/FY7WmSrJZ0
– Jacob Almutair (@Yaqoub_Almutair) December 23, 2022
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has been able to make great strides in the field of sports recently. At the World Cup in Qatar, which ended this month, Saudi Arabia grabbed the spotlight after beating tournament champions Argentina in the group stage.