The Secretary-General of Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities (OICC)
The tenure of the OICC Secretary-General H.E. Eng. Omar bin Abdullah Kadi in office has begun in 1418 H /1997, and he is the second Secretary-General of the OICC.
He was born in Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1359 H / 1940, and he was awarded Bachelor degree in Architectural Engineering from Ain Shams University, Arab Republic of Egypt in 1385 H /1965.
After he has awarded the Bachelor degree, he worked as an Engineer at the Bureau of City Planning in the Western Province – Ministry of Interior Directorate for Municipal Affairs, after then he worked as a Director of City Planning Bureau in the Central Province - 1385 /1965.
Afterwards, he went to the United States of America, where he awarded a Master degree in City Planning from University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1390 H /1971.
After his return form the United States of America, he had held various occupations at Ministry of Interior Directorate for Municipal Affairs, and at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs:
Director-General of Bureau of City Planning and Engineering Department in the Eastern Province - Ministry of Interior Directorate for Municipal Affairs -1391 H / 1971.
Director-General of City Planning - Ministry of Interior Directorate for Municipal Affairs - 1396 H / 1976.
Undersecretary for City Planning Affairs – Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs - 1396 H / 1976.
Afterwards, he has been appointed as a Mayor of Al Madinah Al Munawarah in 1403 H / 1982 and as a Mayor of the Holy City of Makkah - 1409 H / 1988. He also has been appointed as a member of Shurah Council - 1422 H / 2001.
Throughout his lifetime, he had participated in the membership of a number of organizations and associations such as:
A Member of Euro-Arab Cooperation Center (V.E.A) – Munich – Germany - 1418 H / 1998.
A Member of Saudi Environmental Society -1418 H / 1998.
Vice President of Managing Board of Orphans Charitable Association in Makkah Al Mukarramah, Al Madinah Al Munawarah and Taif – 1415 H / 1994.
A Member of Managing Board of Charitable Association for Helping Youth to Get Married – Makkah Al Mukarramah – 1410 H / 1989.
A Member of National Commission for Human Rights 1427 H / 2006.
Membership of some of Specialized Committees on Urban Development, Municipal Services, Environmental Protection and Hajji and Umrah Services.
Throughout his professional career, he has authored some publications, researches and studies such as:
City Planning in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
History of Expansion of Prophetic Mosque.
Technical Studies on Criteria of City and Regional Planning (Mosques – Commercial Centers).
Expansion of the Holy Mosque and Prophetic Mosque.