H.E. Mr. Amr Abdullah Al Dabbagh

CHAIRMAN

H.E. Mr. Amr Abdullah Al Dabbagh is chairman & CEO of the Jeddah-based Al-Dabbagh Group, a family conglomerate founded in 1962 by His Excellency Abdullah Al-Dabbagh, former Saudi Minister of Agriculture. Employing more than 13,000 people globally through its 57 companies, Al-Dabbagh Group has four strategic business portfolios (Food, Housing, Petroleum & Auto Services, and Packaging) and actively looks to expand its services and capabilities through an incubation portfolio. Through its array of companies, Al-Dabbagh Group has established a manufacturing presence in 35 countries as well as sales, services and projects in more than 60 countries.

H.E. Mr. Al Dabbagh has enjoyed a 30-year career that began in 1984 when he joined Al-Dabbagh Group. During the course of his career, he has served for two terms as governor (with a rank of a minister) of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, two terms on the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce  and two terms on the Makkah Regional Council.

Currently a member of the board of trustees of the Eisenhower Fellowship based in Philadelphia, Mr. Al Dabbagh is also a member of the Cleveland Clinic International Leadership Board in Cleveland and a governor of the London Business School Governing Body.

Mr. Jamal Abdullah Al Dabbagh

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DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Jamal Abdullah Al Dabbagh earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration. Previously a member of the Agricultural Committee for the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, he is currently the general manager of the Dabbagh Group and chairman of the board of the Gulf General Cooperative Insurance Company. In addition, he sits on the board of the National Scientific Company, Advance Petroleum Services Company, Agricultural Development Company and International Project Development Company.

Mr. Brian Lash

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Mr. Brian Lash is the founder of Target Logistics, now known as Target Hospitality, and traded on Nasdaq (TH). Target Logistics is the largest turnkey workforce housing provider in the United States offering temporary housing, site construction, catering, and camp management to clients both domestically and around the world. In his 40-year career, Mr. Lash has become a renowned leader in disaster relief, workforce housing, and the travel industry. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, where he now serves on the Board of Overseers of the International Business School. He has served on the Governor’s Entrepreneurial Advisory Council in Massachusetts and presently sits on the Board of Directors of Youth Enrichment Services (YES) in Boston. Brian is also a member of the Waterville Valley Academy Board of Trustees, the T2 Foundation and the Clay Soper Memorial Foundation. In 2013, Mr. Lash was awarded the Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship.

Mr. Tareq Mohammed Telmesani

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Mr. Tareq Mohammed Telmesani has held executive positions in a number of industry-leading organizations including Saudi Aramco, Saudi Automotive Services Company (SASCO), and the Savola Group. In addition, he was CEO for the Jeddah Development & Urban Regeneration Company, Knowledge Economic City Company, and Akhumasia International Real Estate Development Company. He also founded and managed the Arabian Development and Industrial Investment Group. Mr. Telmesani has deep experience in the fields of project development, real estate development, and business development. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, an Executive Diploma in International Management from American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird, Arizona, USA and has participated in a number of courses and training in executive and financial management.

Mr. Peter Walichnowski

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Mr. Peter Walichnowski has more than 40 years of international experience, including a number of leadership positions within the GCC region, such as CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Properties and CEO of Al Ghurair Properties in Dubai where he was responsible for developing major real estate projects that included shopping malls, hotels, and mixed-use communities, including the iconic Mall of the Emirates. He has held leadership positions in Australia, United Kingdom, Korea, and China. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of New South Wales Australia. He has completed a number of management and governance training courses from Harvard Business School in America, and INSEAD in Switzerland. He is currently the CEO of Omran - Oman Tourism Development Company.

Mr. Saleh Mohammed Awad Binladen

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Earned a degree in Business Administration from Bournemouth University International College, UK. Mr. Binladen has extensive experience that exceeds 34 years in the field of project management and driving companies’ performance, which he has gained through the different managerial and executive roles he occupied throughout his working career. In addition to being the General Manager of Project Management & Development Company, he serves as a Board Member in a number of distinguished companies, such as Saudi Binladen Group, Makkah Construction and Development Company, Knowledge Economic City, and Ports Development Company.

Mr. Sami Ahmed Binmahfouz

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Mr. Sami Ahmed Binmahfouz acquired his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Ohio State University and excelled in the executive program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He has amassed more than 30 years of experience in banking operations and credit instruments and policies, having served in different leading positions at the National Commercial Bank including head of Risk Management and chief risk officer.

Mr. Taher Agueel

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Mr. Taher Agueel earned Master and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas, at Arlington (U.S.A.), trained at The Chase Manhattan Bank (NY), and attended development programs at world-class institutions like Harvard, Oxford, and INSEAD. He also served on the Boards of many companies; and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of several private and listed companies including the Kingdom Holding Company, Gulf General Cooperative Insurance Company, Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Bidaya Home Finance Company. Mr. Agueel has distinguished background and experience in the fields of finance, investment, real estate, and corporate arena in Saudi Arabia.