The Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) elected His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the OPCW Ziad Al Atiyah, to chair the Executive Council for the period 2022-2023.

The Executive Council is the executive body of the OPCW and works to promote effective implementation and compliance with the Convention. It also supervises the activities of the technical secretariat of the organization and considers the organization's draft budget, the draft report, and the special reports it submits to the Conference of States Parties to the Convention.

It is worth noting that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the founding countries of the organization and an elected member of the Executive Council since its formation in 1997.