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Saudi Arabia: Stability and support – an interview with HE Dr. Ahmed Alkholifey, Governor, SAMA


Sep 9, 2020 11:29 AM

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H.E. Dr Ahmed Alkholifey
Governor @Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
H.E. Dr Ahmed Alkholifey is Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (Central Bank of Saudi Arabia). He obtained his bachelor degree in law from the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; master in business administration and PhD in economics from Colorado State University, USA. He started his career at the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources as legal specialist and then as economic researcher. Mr Alkholifey joined the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority in 1995 and worked as economic adviser and director general of economic research and statistics department. In 2011, Mr Alkholifey was appointed executive director for Saudi Arabia at the International Monetary Fund and worked there until 2013, when he was appointed Deputy Governor for Research and International Affairs at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority. In May 2016, he was appointed Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority.
Monica Malik
Chief Economist @Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Dr Monica Malik has over 25 years of experience as an economist specialising in the MENA region. Monica currently holds the position of chief economist at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, where she established the economic research team. Previously, Monica was the chief economist at EFG Hermes and was the lead person in the economics team. Before EFG Hermes, she was the senior economist for the MENA region at Standard Chartered, Dubai and at Dun & Bradstreet, London. Monica has authored a number of academic books and articles on economic development in the GCC. She has presented at a number of high profile conferences and participated in policy round table discussions, as well as appearing regularly in the international media. Monica holds a Ph.D. in economic development in the Middle East focusing on private sector development in Saudi Arabia from the University of Durham.
Marcus Chenevix
MENA Analyst @TS Lombard
Marcus Chenevix joined TS Lombard in 2016. He is a fluent Arabic speaker who has previously studied and worked in Oman and Egypt. Marcus writes on Middle Eastern markets, focussing on the GCC. He has previously worked for the United Nations Refugee Agency in Egypt and the IFC in Washington DC. He has a degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a master's in Arab Studies from Georgetown, where he specialized in development issues in the Arab World.