Dr Yousef Ahmad Al-Othaimeen was made the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in November 2016. Al-Othaimeen was the
Minister of Social Affairs for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 2007 to 2015. He holds degrees from Ohio University (1982), and the American University in Washington DC (PhD in 1986). In March, 2018, Al-Othaimeen met with the Pope to discuss the migration crisis and the plight of the Rohingya.