HRH Prince Saud bin Khalid Al Faisal, Deputy Governor of Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) speaks to International Economic Class on Investing in Saudi Arabia

SagiaRiyadh 2nd January 2013, Invited by students of the International Economics, HRH Prince Saud bin Khaled addressed a class of over 25 seniors about Investing in Saudi Arabia.  The Prince is uniquely qualified to address this topic who heads the Investment Affairs department, which is responsible for managing the investment environment and competitiveness agenda of Saudi Arabia and also serves as vice chairman of the Saudi’s joint economic commissions with Switzerland, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Greece, Azerbaijan, and Senegal. He is also the President of the National Competitiveness Center and a Board Member of the Saudi Industrial Property.

The Prince was accompanied by several other staff members from SAGIA including, Dr. Aaed Alotaibi and Mr. Saud Madani.

The students very much enjoyed his presentation and asked a number of thoughtful questions. “The topic very timely and we hope he comes to our campus again” noted one student. “We were honored to have the Prince visit our campus” said Dr. Gale Pooley, the course instructor.  “This was a great way to finish our semester. The insight and information was very valuable.”

Prince Saud bin Khaled graduated from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. “Many of our students are finance majors, so this was both inspiring and informative” noted Dr. Pooley. “It was great to see a young Saudi providing devoted and intelligent leadership to the country, a role model for all of our students.”

Several students expressed interest in the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority and the National Competitiveness Center. “We see opportunities to learn more about preparing for the future and making Saudi Arabia more attractive for investment and economic growth” noted a student majoring in Project Management.

Alfaisal University was established in 2008 by the King Faisal Foundation and is distinguished by its commitment to delivering world class educational programs to the finest male and female students.  It boasts a culturally diverse student body, world class faculty that are research focused and a commitment excellence. The University currently serves 1400 students, including over 140 MBA students