Nabil A.A. Molla is secretary general of GSO, the Standardization Organization of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the Arab States of the Gulf, which works to coordinate standards and conformity assessment by the member nations, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Molla has been involved with ASTM since 1987. He has supervised MOUs between SASO and other groups, and has participated in preparing regulations and laws relating to standards, conformity assessment, accreditation, consumer protection, and food and drug administration guidelines.
A graduate of the College of Science at King Saud University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Molla also holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Denver. He has held several roles at the Saudi Organization for Standards, Metrology and Quality (SASO), including director of chemical industries, director general for standards, deputy director general, director general, secretary general of the Award of King Abdul Aziz for Quality, and governor.
Molla was appointed GSO secretary general by the GSO Council in 2012, and also serves as general director of the GCC Accreditation Center (GAC).