MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
Bilal M. Husain
Director General of Internal Audit
Ministry of Labor
In Jan 2013, Eng. Bilal Husain was appointed as Director General of Internal Audit (Chief Audit Executive) at Ministry of Labor, Saudi Arabia. He will be directly responsible for creating the Internal Audit Practice within the Ministry of Labor from scratch and make sure it’s aligned with the auditing and governance organizations in the country.
In the past, he represented the Saudi eGovernment Program (Yesser) at all government agencies that are offered a wide spectrum of services to citizens, businesses and other government agencies. Yesser, a Saudi government initiative, was established in 2005 by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance and the Communication and Information Technology Commission to facilitate the provision of government services and transactions within Saudi Arabia electronically.
Bilal advised and guided agencies toward providing their services via electronic means. He was also involved in evaluating and approving funding requests proposed by various government agencies to support their eTansformation projects, as well as discussing and consulting with public agencies regarding their master IT and eGovernment action plans and strategies. Bilal was a key member in all steering committees for public agencies implementing eGovernment projects. At the forefront of groundbreaking technologies as well as innovative thinking, he was responsible for enabling all eGovernment projects related to switching over a public agency to an electronic agency by providing most of their services to consumers by electronic means. Fulfilling his responsibilities as a full time eServices Projects director, he executed the strategic resolutions approved by the Program Steering Committee, assumed the preparatory tasks for the Steering Committee, and supervisds the secretariats of the Supreme Committee and reported on topics and recommendations. Bilal also recommended detailed work plans, priorities, policies, standards, specifications, frameworks, and procedures. In addition, he managed e-Services Project's administrative tasks and oversaw the work of program consultants. He aimed to achieve the main objectives of e-government: “providing better services” through strategic, visionary leadership and management. Bilal is a key member in all steering committees of government agencies implementing eservices projects, as well as he is an active member of the National Broadband and Venture Capital Committees.
Bilal is a seasoned, senior-level consultant and advisor who is able to develop wining strategies and provide the necessary thrust required to produce clear and measurable results. He embraces the tremendous challenges his position brings, particularly in implementing IS management, obtaining sufficient and relevant resources, communicating and collaborating internally and externally, and overseeing change management.
Bilal has expertise in many areas, including strategy, organizational behavior, business development, corporate relations, technical development, BPM/BPR and knowledge management. His distinguished career portfolio includes the past positions of ICT consultant for King Fahd Medical City, vice president of operations for iLink Ltd., business consultant with British Telecom SA, and ICT consultant for the Supreme Counsel for Petroleum and Mineral Affairs. Bilal holds a BS in computer science from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
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