Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan – SABIC

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan is the Vice Chairman and CEO of SABIC, the world number two integrated petrochemicals group.

Before acting as the head of the company, Mr. Al-Benyan filled different senior positions such as Executive VP, Corporate Finance and CFO; Executive VP, Chemicals; and Executive VP, Corporate Human Resources.

Mr. Al-Benyan started working for SABIC in 1987, eleven years after the company’s creation. His started out as a business development officer before integrating the department for Corporate Communications. Mr. Al-Benyan was later expatriated to Stamford, Connecticut as Operations Manager. He later moved to Houston in 1994, Texas serving as Commercial Manager for SABIC in the Americas. In 2002, he was promoted to General Manager of SABIC Asia, working out of Singapore.

Mr. Al-Benyan has a Bachelor in Economics and a Master’s degree in Industrial Management.

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Tarek Obaid


Tarek Obaid is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of PSI. In his capacity as Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the Group’s overall management, strategy and high-level political relationships. Tarek has been instrumental in securing important investment opportunities for the Group as well as attracting senior management to PetroSaudi.

In addition to PetroSaudi, Tarek Obaid is a founder of the New College of the Humanities, London, and investor in a variety of businesses including financial services, technology, education and real estate.

Tarek Obaid’s charitable involvements include a center for reconstructive transplant surgery at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. His previous executive roles include Banque Piguet and Bankers Trust. In addition to the companies Tarek Obaid founded, he sits on the boards of Global Environmental Management Services Saudi Arabia and Bellevue Education. He is also a member of the Saudi-British Business Council. He is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Follow Tarek Obaid on Twitter : @tarek_obaid

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Scott Gegenheimer – ZAIN SAUDI ARABIA

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Scott Gegenheimer – CEO of Zain Group

Mr. Gegenheimer has been the acting CEO of Zain Group since December 2, 2012. He holds a BS in Finance and Management from NIU (Northern Illinois University), as well as an MBA from DePaul University, Chicago.

Mr. Gegenheimer is a seasoned telecom professional boasting over 25 years of experience and a track record that speaks for itself. He has spent most of his professional years in Kuwait and other key locations in the region. He is a native of the US and prior to joining Zain Group, Gegenheimer spent the last years occupying different senior management and leadership positions with major Middle Eastern telecom companies.  He also worked for leading technology companies including Cisco Systems and Motorola.

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Muhammad Al Agil – JARIR BOOKSTORE

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Muhammad Alagil

Muhammad Alagil – CEO of Jarir Investment

Muhammad Al Agil is the CEO of Jarir Investment, as well as the chairman of Jarir Group, the hiolding company of of Jarir Bookstore, Jarir Marketing, Jarir Furniture, Jarir Real Estate, Kite Arabia Ltd and Kids Kingdom. He is also a major shareholder, with a 9% stake in the firm. His brothers also hold equal stakes in the parent company.

For the past 26 years, the focus has been on private investment both directly and through key strategic partnerships. The Harvard University graduate’s leadership has proved to be efficient as Jarir Investment, a family office, has enjoyed impressive returns globally through a number of hedge funds and private equity deals.

is a board member of various public companies and large family business groups in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, including Tawuniya Insurance Co, MBC TV, and Al Faisaliah Group.

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