This is ASBU’s supreme authority, whose prerogatives extend to all areas likely to help meet the Union’s objectives. It is made up of all active, participating and associate ASBU members and holds ordinary sessions once a year.
The role of the Executive Council is to assume all the prerogatives befalling to the General Assembly in the period in between two ordinary G. A. Sessions and to initiate, accordingly, all necessary measures thereon, with the exception of those attributions and special concerns the General Assembly maintains under its own control.
The General Assembly mandates the Executive Council for two years, which can be renewed only once. It is composed as follows:
• 12 members, representing the active members and chosen in respect to alphabetical order, according to the rule of half renewal, in conformity with the terms defined by the General Assembly.
• One third of ASBU’s participating members, provided that number is between a minimum of two and a maximum of six, in conformity with the terms defined by the General Assembly.
The Council’s membership for the period 2017 - 2018 includes the following:
2. Saudi Arabia
5. Sultanat Oman
13. MBC, as Participating member
Council President and Vice-Presidents for the years 2017-2018:
ASBU President: Mr. Mohamed Abdul Mohsen Alawah, Assistant Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information for Media Planning and Development.
ASBU 1st Vice President: Dr. Abdul Malik Al-Shalhub, head of the Saudi Radio and TV Corporation.
ASBU second Vice President: Mr. Ahmed Assaf, Minister and General Supervisor of the Palestinian Radio and Television Corporation.
The Executive Council meets at least twice a year to examine the ASBU Standing Committees' reports as well as the reports of other permanent bodies and what other item(s) is/are on its agenda.