Mr. Sami Suleiman Al Nohait has been the main delegate to WAHO for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 1992 and was part of the team responsible for the production of the first volume of their Stud Book at the time Saudi Arabia was approved by WAHO.
Apart from many other senior official positions, Sami was for many years the Director General of the King Abdul Aziz Arabian Horses Centre at Dirab, where he was responsible for overseeing the Registry and Stud Book office, and equally importantly also for ensuring that the original desert-bred broodmare and sire lines at Dirab were not only preserved, but that the numbers of these important foundation horses were increased and the quality maintained. At the time of his illness, he had been appointed as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Animal Resources Affairs and General Supervisor of the King Abdul Aziz Arabian Horses Centre in the Ministry of Agriculture.
Sami Al Nohait has been a WAHO Life Member since 1990, and an Executive Committee member since 2004. He was Vice President of WAHO for a year, from 2014 to 2015, when his sudden illness forced him to step down from this position as he was unable to travel to Executive Committee meetings. He is also unable to be at this Conference. He remains a valued member of the WAHO Executive Committee even though he is currently on leave of absence for health reasons.