Suhail Mohammed Abanmi, governor of the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) since 2017, has also been the acting governor of Saudi Customs since March.
A recent royal order approved the merging of both GAZT and Saudi Customs into one authority under the name of Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority.
Abanmi received a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from King Saud University in Riyadh in 2000. Seven years later, he gained a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
He also obtained another master’s degree in business administration from Alfaisal University, Riyadh in 2014.
From 2000, Abanmi served as a project manager at Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Medical and Educational Telecommunications Program (MeduNet).
In 2007, Abanmi became a service planning manager at Alinma Bank. Two years later, he joined the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) as head of business development and manager of the Tadawulaty program.
In 2013, he moved to Al-Rajhi Bank where he headed the business excellence and corporate strategy and planning group.
In 2013, he became an adviser to the minister of commerce while acting as director general of the Qawaem program. Three years later, he became general supervisor of the Ministry of Commerce’s agency for internal trade.
The former chairman of Bayan Credit Bureau, who sat on the advisory committee for the Capital Market Authority until from 2017 to 2019, has also been a member of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (now the Ministry of Tourism).
Abanmi’s Twitter handle is @abanmis.