The inaugural annual Saudi–U.S. CEO Forum will be held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Sa‘ud. It will be convened in Riyadh on May 20th 2017 under the theme of “Partnership for Generations”.
This exclusive gathering will bring chief executive officers of major Saudi and US companies across a wide range of industries together with senior Saudi government officials. Discussions will focus on enhancing bilateral trade and investments, identifying potential enablers to closer economic ties and deeper business relationships, and exploring partnership and investment opportunities catalyzed by Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. As part of the CEO Forum, a variety of cultural and social events will be organized allowing attendees to explore the rich heritage and culture of Saudi Arabia .
Abdallah S. Jum’ah is the Saudi Co-chairman of the US-Saudi Arabian Business Council. He is also the Chairman of The Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB).
H.E Abdulatif Al Othman is the Chairman of Dussur (Saudi industrial Investments Company). Prior to that he served as the governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA).
Abdullah Al Rajhi is the Chairman of Al Rajhi Bank, where he held several senior positions in the bank and its subsidiaries. Mr Al Rajhi is currently the Chairman of Alrajhi holding.
Abdulmajeed Al Mubarak is the CEO of Riyad Bank, he is also the chairman of several committees in the bank including the investment banking committee, and the Nomination & Remuneration committee.
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Zamil is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Al Zamil Group. He has also held several senior positions in private and government organizations and served as a member of the Al Shoura Consultative Council.
Ahmad Al Ohali serves as the CEO and is a Member of the Board of Sipchem. He also serves as Chairman in several companies including: International polymers Aictra Swiss. Mr. Al Ohali is also a director at Saudi Export Development Authority.
Amin Al Nasser is the president and chief executive officer of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
Adena Friedman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq and a member of the Board of Directors since January 1, 2017. Before, she was serving as President and COO of Nasdaq.
Alain Carrier was appointed Senior Managing Director, Head of International and a member of CPPIB’s Senior Management Team in June 2016. He was most recently Managing Director, Head of Europe for the CPPIB.
Alexander Klabin is Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager of Senator Investment Group, a New York-based investment company he had started in 2008.
Anthony Petrello is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nabors since October 2011. He was elected to the Nabors Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Board in 1991.
Bill Furman is Chief Executive Officer at The Greenbrier Companies since 1994. He also serves as the company’s Chairman since 2014, and held numerous executives roles before.
Bruce Flatt is Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager. Prior to his current role, Mr. Flatt ran the company’s real estate operations.
Chuck Robbins is the Chief Executive Officer at Cisco since July 2015. Before assuming this role, he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Operations at Cisco.
Clay Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of National Oilwell Varco since 2014. Before he served in numerous executive positions for Varco International as well as NOV, most recently as CFO and COO.
Craig Cogut founded Pegasus, a private equity fund, in 1996 and serves as its CEO, Chairman and President. Mr. Cogut has spent a career building successful investment businesses.
Darius Adamczyk is the Chief Executive Officer at Honeywell. He became President and CEO in April 2017, and was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2016. Previously, he served as Honeywell’s President and COO.
Darren Woods is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ExxonMobil since Jan 1, 2017. He was elected President and Member of the company’s Board of Directors in 2016.
David Dickson is the Chief Executive Officer of McDermott International Inc. He assumed that role in 2013. He joined the company as Executive Vice President and COO earlier that year.
David Farr is the Chief Executive Officer of and Chairman of the Board of Emerson Electric Company. He has been serving as CEO since 2000, and as Chairman since 2004.
David M. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the company in 1987.
Dennis Muilenburg is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer at The Boeing Company. He became Chairman of the Board in March 2016, CEO in July 2016, and President in December 2015.
Ellen Lord is the President & CEO of Textron Systems Inc since 2012. Previously she was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Textron Defense Systems.
Fahad Al Khalaf is the CEO of Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries & Medical Appliances Corporation (SPIMACO) since Jan 2013. Prior to that Mr. Al Khalaf served as Marketing and Sales Vice President of the company.
Gabriel Aractingi is the Chief Executive Officer of Investcorp for Saudi Arabia since May 2017. Previously, Mr. Aractingi joined the firm as a Managing Director in 2016.
Georges Schorderet has been Chief Executive Officer of Almarai since Feb 2015. Mr. Schorderet joined Almarai in 2004 where he held several executive senior positions.
Dr. Ghassan Al Shibl is the Chairman of Saudi Arabian Airlines since Jan 2017. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Advanced Electronics Company (AEC).
Hani Kablawi oversees and leads the activities of BNY Mellon’s business in EMEA, as its regional Chief Executive Officer. He also Co-Chairs the company’s Sovereign Advisory Board, and its Middle East/Africa Management Committee.
Henry R. Kravis co-founded KKR in 1976 and serves as its Co-Chairman and Co-CEO. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees.
Hugh Grant is the Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto. He has been in this role since 2003, and also serves as the company’s Chairman. Mr. Grant has been with Monsanto since 1981.
Ibrahim Al Romaih serves as the CEO of Sanabil Investments. Mr. Al Romaih served in several senior positions including vice-chairman of the Capital Market Authority, and the assistant secretary general at PIF.
Ibrahim Mohammed Al Jomaih is the CEO of Al Jomaih Group. He also serves as CEO of Several Al Jomaih subsidiaries including Al Jomaih Automotive, Al Jomaih Water and Energy Company and Al Jomaih Bottling Plants (Pepsi Cola).
Dato’ Mohd Izani Ghani joined Khazanah in March 2005 and was appointed Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in May 2010 and was subsequently promoted to Executive Director on 1 October 2012.
James Dimon is the President & Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Chase & Co since 2005. He is also Chairman of the Board since 2006. Previously he was President & COO of the company.
James Gorman is the Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley since 2010, and its Chairman since 2012. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 as President and CEO of the Global Wealth Management Group.
Jeff Fettig is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation since 2004. Previously he had served as President and COO of the company.
Jeff Miller is President of Halliburton, where he is responsible for managing corporate strategic initiatives. He is also the company’s chief Health, Safety and Environment Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors.
John B. Hess is the Chief Executive Officer of Hess Corporation, a leading energy exploration and production company. He became CEO in 1995, and also served as the company’s Chairman from 1995 until 2013.
John L. Thornton is the Chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of PineBridge Investments, a global asset management company, and Co-Chairman of the Brookings Institution.
John Rice is Vice Chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations. In November 2010, the GE Board of Directors named Rice to lead the company’s global operations based in Hong Kong.
Kamal Bahamdan is the CEO of Bahamdan Group since 2002, he is also the Founder or Co-Founder of several investment and private equity companies including SAFANAD Ltd and BV Group Ventures.
Khalid Abdulrahman Al Abdulkarim is the CEO of Al Abdulkarim Holding. He is also President of Naizak Global Engineering Systems (Naizak), which is a subsidiary of Al Abdulkarim Holding.
Mr. Khalid Al Juffali is Vice Chairman and Managing Partner in Juffali Group, he also serves as a chairman for several subsidiaries including Juffali Automotive, Juffali Heavy Equipment and Arabian Metal Industries.
Mr. Khalid Al Mudaifer is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Maaden since 2011, prior to that he was the Vice President for Phosphate and
Dr. Lama Al Sulaiman has been Vice Chairwoman and Board Member of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia since December 2009 and its Board Member since 2005.
Laurence Fink has been serving as the Chairman and CEO of Blackrock Inc. since 1988, when he co-founded the company under the Umbrella of the Blackstone Group. He also leads the firm’s Global Executive Committee.
Mansour Saleh Al Maiman is the Chairman of The National Commercial Bank. He also serves as Chairman of the Board at NCB Capital Company since Nov 2013. Prior to that he served in several senior government positions.
Mohammad Abunayyan serves as Chairman of Abunayyan Holding, and Chairman of ACWA Power International since 2010.
Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abdul Latif Jameel Group, the family-owned company which was started by his father in 1945.
Senior Saudi Government Officials
Business Leaders From Major Saudi Corporations