H.E. Dr. Riyadh K. Najm in April 2013 became President of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media in Saudi Arabia.
Previously he held several leading positions at the Ministry of Culture and Information, lastly as Deputy Minister for Information Affairs. He is presently the Chairman of the Arab HDTV Group and Member of the IBC Council. He holds BS and MS degrees from University of California, Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Telecommunications from Liverpool University in UK. He has held prestigious positions as President of ASBU and Chairman of the Technical Committee of the World Broadcasting Unions.