Co-founder and chairman of Asbar Center for Studies, Research and Communications

He is also the chairman of the board of directors of Asbar Academy for Training and Development. He holds a doctorate in arts and humanities from Paris-Sorbonne University. He was member of the Saudi Shura Council for three terms, where he served as chairman of both the Commission for Cultural Affairs and Media and the Education. Al-Harthi is a member of various boards and committees including the Cairo-based Arab Network for Opinion Reconnaissance Centers.