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Saudi’s macro future – stability, acceleration and reform


Dec 7, 2020 12:40 PM

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Simon Williams
Chief Economist for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa @HSBC
Simon Williams is HSBC’s chief economist for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Simon joined HSBC in 2006 as chief economist for MENA in Dubai, returning to London in 2014 to lead the bank’s economics research on the CEEMEA region. He has 20 years' experience as a country analyst and emerging market economist.
Richard Banks
Editor @Euromoney LiveStream
Richard Banks specialises in Middle East business development for financial institutions and corporates. He is a partner at Soling Partners LLC, a boutique advisory firm advising clients on their Middle East business development and capital raising strategies. He currently advises a group of blue-chip global asset managers with more than US$ 2trn of assets under management He is also a Non-Executive Director of Lincoln College International – a UK company with substantial investments in the GCC education sector - and a Strategic Adviser to M7 Real Estate Investment. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Richard worked with a number of companies before joining Euromoney Institutional Investor in 1995. He specialised in the Middle East from 2002 establishing a joint venture with Euromoney, developing their regional business. Richard stepped back from leading the joint venture in early 2016 and he remains a senior adviser to Euromoney
Eng. Ammar Alkhudairy
Chairman @Samba Financial Group
Ammar Alkhudairy is the chairman of Samba Financial Group, and has been since January 2019. Before Samba, he played key leadership roles in various Saudi financial institutions such as: Riyad Bank, United Saudi Bank, and Banque Saudi Fransi. In addition, Alkhudairy served as a board member from 2015 to 2018, chairman of the Audit Committee from 2015 to 2018, and was the interim managing director/CEO from October 2017 to March 2018 at Banque Saudi Fransi. Alkhudairy’s expertise, which spans over 30 years in the financial sector, focused on areas such as: Corporate Banking, Project Finance, Corporate Finance, M&A, and Asset Management.