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Saudi Arabia Report

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Ahmed Farroukh, CEO of Mobily talks about infrastructure developments.   Continue
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December 06, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Dr. Bader Al-Saedan, Managing Director of Al-Saedan Real Estate Co., discusses real estate trends in Riyadh and mentions current projects and developments. Continue
November 07, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Talal Idriss, CEO of Bahra Electric, a leading player in the wires and cables industry in Saudi Arabia also known as Bahra Cables, shares his vision for the future of the company. Continue
October 26, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Abdullah Alhussain, CEO of Green Pipes Factory, gives an overview of the sector and explains how GPF fits within the piping industry in Saudi Arabia. Continue
June 01, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Saudi Arabia is expected to have the highest demand for housing units among the GCC by 2022, with 3.95 million housing units. Ajdan, a lifestyle developer based out of Al-Khobar, hopes to hit upon Continue
June 01, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Discover the many tourism, residential, commercial and entertainment opportunities of Al-Khobar, the hub of the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia. Continue
April 11, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Elias Abousamra, CEO at RAFAL Real Estate Development Co., gives an overview of the real estate sector in Saudi Arabia’s capital city Riyadh, and talks about RAFAL’s unique proposition. Continue
January 31, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Abdulrahman Al-Dayel, Chairman of the Board at First Access, a consulting firm based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with core experience in business strategy, human capital and organizational development, Continue
November 22, 2021 |
Sandra Francisco
Mohammed Nashar Al-Rashidi, CEO of Kafaa, shares his assessment of the management consulting sector in Saudi Arabia and talks about Kafaa’s role within the sector. Continue
November 17, 2021 |
Sandra Francisco
Iyad Aldalooj, Co-Founder and CEO at Penny, explains how cloud-based procure-to-pay system Penny Software can help organizations digitize their procurement processes from A to Z. Continue
November 08, 2021 |
Sandra Francisco
Mohammed Al Mymuni, CEO of Tamear, explains how the company came about to be the dedicated construction arm of Al Akaria and mentions some of Tamear’s competitive advantages. Continue
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January 15, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Badr Al-Musaibeh, CEO of Al Hammad Holding talks about doing business in Saudi Arabia. Continue
July 06, 2015 |
Peter Matay
It seems doing business in Saudi Arabia is getting harder. In 2011, Saudi Arabia ranked 10th in the World Bank’s doing business survey. In 2012, it was on the 12th position, and now 2014, the latest Continue
July 06, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Shahir A. Batterjee, Managing Director of Batterjee & Bros. Co. talks about doing business in Saudi Arabia and family business. Continue
July 06, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Shahir A. Batterjee, Managing Director of Batterjee & Bros. Co. talks about doing the company, strategy and vision. Batterjee family is one of the largest families in Saudi Arabia. Continue
July 03, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Ali H. Alireza, Managing Director of Haji Husein Alireza talks about doing business in Saudi Arabia. Continue
July 03, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Ali H. Alireza, Managing Director of Haji Husein Alireza talks about business environment in Saudi Arabia. Continue
July 02, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Ayman M. Tamer, Chairman and Managing Partner of Tamer Group talks about doing business in Saudi Arabia. Continue
July 01, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Seifallah M. Sharbatly, deputy general manager of Mohammed Abdallah Sharbatly talks about doing business in Jeddah. Continue
June 30, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Mohammed Moumena, managing director of Edward W Kelley & Partners talks about talent, human resources and doing business in Saudi Arabia. Continue
June 30, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Dr. Adli A. Hammad, Partner at Hammad & Al-Mehdar talks about legal recourse in Saudi Arabia. Continue
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June 01, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Discover the many tourism, residential, commercial and entertainment opportunities of Al-Khobar, the hub of the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia. Continue
January 13, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Cherif Ali, General Manager of Tiara Hotel talks about the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia. Continue
January 13, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Cherif Ali, General Manager of Tiara Hotel talks about Tiara Hotel, one of the leading five star hotels in Riyadh. Continue
January 13, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Cherif Ali, General Manager of Tiara Hotel talks about Tiara Hotel, one of the best hotels in Riyadh. Continue
July 06, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Hossam Al Gendy, general manager of Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Salam hotel, talks about one of the best hotels in Jeddah. Continue
July 06, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Hossam Al Gendy, general manager of Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Salam hotel, talks about the tourism sector in Jeddah and Saudi Arabia. Continue
May 26, 2014 |
Jacques Yétérian
In 2013, RICEC was able to attract more than 1 million visitors, 3,200 exhibitors – 60% of whom were international exhibitors. As for the outlook, Alomran optimistically states: "We expect from Continue
May 26, 2014 |
Jacques Yétérian
Riyadh is the capital city and is one of the most important and populated cities in Saudi Arabia. We have more than 5 million people living in Riyadh. With the launch of the Riyadh International Continue
May 26, 2014 |
Jacques Yétérian
One of the pioneering companies in the business tourism segment is Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre (RICEC). Business tourism is booming with the total revenue generated by Continue
January 14, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Abdullah M. Ben Jebreen, CEO of Abana talks strategy for Abana. Continue
January 14, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Abdullah M. Ben Jebreen, CEO of Abana talks the state of the ATM network in Saudi Arabia. Continue
February 13, 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"Standard Chartered is very keen to assist in developing the secondary trading market in bonds and sukuks in the Kingdom," argues Dr. Boutros Klink, CEO of Standard Chartered. Continue
February 13, 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"There are five main drivers that make it a particularly strong economy: firstly, you have substantial capital investments made by both the government and private companies. Secondly, there is the Continue
February 13, 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"As Saudi Hollandi, we have decided that our main competitive advantage is customer service. We have a strong focus on the customer. We were the first bank in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, operating Continue
February 13, 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"The Saudi economy is among the best performing in the world, and I believe the banking sector is also among the best in the world. Saudi banks are typically doing very well, are very strong, very Continue
February 13, 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"I think the outlook is very positive. There is a substantial amount of competition between the twelve domestic banks. Despite intense competition, the outlook for the banking sector is optimistic, Continue
February 13, 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"For home finance, the banks and the dedicated mortgage companies are already extremely active in the market. The new mortgage law is very strong and supportive," explains Dr. Bernd van Linder, Continue
February 13, 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"Saudi Arabia, being a very young and very technology-savvy society, is an ideal ground for Internet banking. What we have seen is very fast-growing usage of our internet banking channels, and even Continue
February 13, 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"The banking sector mirrors the economy, so the outlook is extremely bullish," claims Dr. Bernd van Linder, Managing Director of Saudi Hollandi Bank. Continue
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December 06, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Dr. Bader Al-Saedan, Managing Director of Al-Saedan Real Estate Co., discusses real estate trends in Riyadh and mentions current projects and developments. Continue
June 01, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Saudi Arabia is expected to have the highest demand for housing units among the GCC by 2022, with 3.95 million housing units. Ajdan, a lifestyle developer based out of Al-Khobar, hopes to hit upon Continue
June 01, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Discover the many tourism, residential, commercial and entertainment opportunities of Al-Khobar, the hub of the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia. Continue
April 11, 2022 |
Sandra Francisco
Elias Abousamra, CEO at RAFAL Real Estate Development Co., gives an overview of the real estate sector in Saudi Arabia’s capital city Riyadh, and talks about RAFAL’s unique proposition. Continue
November 08, 2021 |
Sandra Francisco
Mohammed Al Mymuni, CEO of Tamear, explains how the company came about to be the dedicated construction arm of Al Akaria and mentions some of Tamear’s competitive advantages. Continue
March 29, 2021 |
Sandra Francisco
Bader Al-Saedan, General Manager of Al-Saedan Real Estate Co, one of the top leading real estate companies in Saudi Arabia, shares his assessment of the real estate sector in the country. Continue
January 18, 2021 |
Sandra Francisco
Asim Al Harthi, Chief Commercial Officer of Ajdan, gives an overview of the company. Ajdan is a lifestyle mixed use developer focused on creating destinations in Saudi Arabia. Continue
January 18, 2021 |
Sandra Francisco
Mohammed Al Otaibi, CEO of Ajdan, talks about lifestyle destinations in Saudi Arabia. According to him, lifestyle development solutions are part of the natural growth and evolution of the real Continue
May 16, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Yasser Abu Ateek, CEO of Dar Al Tamleek talks about the main priorities for the housing sector in Saudi Arabia. Continue
May 16, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Total volume of mortgages to GDP in Saudi Arabia is less than 5%, whereas in the developed countries the ratio is 70% to 80%. Yasser Abu Ateek, CEO of Dar Al Tamleek talks about the mortgage industry Continue
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November 17, 2021 |
Sandra Francisco
Iyad Aldalooj, Co-Founder and CEO at Penny, explains how cloud-based procure-to-pay system Penny Software can help organizations digitize their procurement processes from A to Z. Continue
August 25, 2021 |
Sandra Francisco
Mohammed Geoffrey, Chairman and CEO at Indorse Services in Saudi Arabia, explains what are the benefits for companies to use IndorseSign. IndorseSign is an advanced digital transactions, content and Continue
May 27, 2021 |
Sandra Francisco
Mohammed Geoffrey, Chairman and CEO at Indorse Services in Saudi Arabia, explains what is the competitive advantage of advanced digital transactions, content management and process management Continue
July 26, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about the ict market in Saudi Arabia. Continue
July 26, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about the advantages of carrier neutral data centre. Continue
July 26, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about cyber security and Nournet's Internet security solution. Continue
July 26, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about Nournet being one of the leading companies in cloud services and also in managed IT services. Continue
July 26, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about Nournet. NourNet is one of the leading telecommunication services companies that are geared to empower businesses with the highest level of security and Continue
July 26, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about Nournet's strategy for managed ICT services. Continue
April 14, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Ahmed Farroukh, CEO of Mobily talks about infrastructure developments. Continue
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July 02, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the strategic objectives for ACWA Power, for the year 2015-16. Continue
July 02, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the tender and how Acwa Power is intending to structure the deal. Continue
July 02, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the IPO. Continue
July 02, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the price of coal vs renewable energy. Continue
July 02, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about renewable energy in Saudi Arabia. Continue
July 02, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the outlook for the economy in Saudi Arabia, petrochemicals, drop in prices of oil and other subjects. Continue
July 01, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Emad K. Mukhalalaty, Managing Director of Altaaqa talks about the major power projects and investments. He estimates that the total investment needed to upgrade the power infrastructure could amount Continue
July 01, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Emad K. Mukhalalaty, Managing Director of Altaaqa talks about energy sector and power infrastructure. Continue
February 03, 2015 |
Isslam Moubarak
"I believe it is time for the private sector to step in and start privatising utilities. Why shouldn’t the private sector start their own power generation plants, where they can have their own Continue
February 03, 2015 |
Isslam Moubarak
"Al-Khafrah Holding Group is a privately owned company, established by Sheikh Mubarak Al-Khafrah. We have multi-departments and sections responsible for renewable energy, industrial investments, Continue
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January 19, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Mohammed A. Alabbadi, General Manager of Cisco talks about the ICT sector in Saudi Arabia. Continue
January 15, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the progress towards renewable energy in Saudi Arabia. Continue
July 06, 2015 |
Peter Matay
There is a decrease in inflow of foreign direct investment. It appears to be US$ 7.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 as opposed to US$ 9.3 in 2013. Continue
July 06, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Mazen M. Batterjee, Vice President of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industrytalks about Jeddah as an economic hub as the city experiences 10% yoy growth. Continue
July 01, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Adil S. Dahlawi, managing director and CEO of Itqan Capital talks about the most important investments in Saudi Arabia offering the highest return on capital. Continue
July 01, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Adil S. Dahlawi, managing director and CEO of Itqan Capital talks about the major investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia, capital markets, real estate and other topics. Continue
June 29, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Investment strategy of SEDCO. Continue
June 29, 2015 |
Peter Matay
Anees Ahmed Moumina, CEO of SEDCO Holding talks about foreign direct investments and doing business in Saudi Arabia. Continue
February 13, 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"The options are either through funds or through swaps. Foreigners would prefer direct ownership of securities and this has been an ongoing debate for quite some time," explains Dr. Boutros Klink, Continue
February 13, 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"One of the government’s initiatives that SATCO is participating in is that SATCO has won a significant contract by the Ministry of Housing to build 778 villas in the northern region of Taima. It Continue
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January 20, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Sami Alhumaidi, Managing Director of PSATRI taks about the offset program in Saudi Arabia. Continue
January 20, 2016 |
Peter Matay
Sami Alhumaidi, Managing Director of PSATRI taks about innovation in Saudi Arabia. Continue
July 24, 2014 |
Peter Matay
Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) was one of the companies created under the auspices of the Saudi Economic Offset Program, which originally started in the mid-1980s. The company focused on Continue
July 24, 2014 |
Jacques Yétérian
Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, President and CEO of Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), aleading manufacturing company operating in military, telecom and industrial sectors, stresses the importance of Continue
July 24, 2014 |
Peter Matay
"If we look at all the fundamentals related to Saudi economy, I do think we have any other option but to be positive and optimistic about our future," explains Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, President and Continue
July 24, 2014 |
Jacques Yétérian
Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a leading manufacturing company operating in military, telecom and industrial sectors, discusses their strategy to develop ICT capabilities in Saudi Arabia. Continue
July 24, 2014 |
Peter Matay
Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) has been involved in major defense and ICT projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One of the projects included cooperation with Saudi Telecom.Dr. Ghassan Continue