HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), tops Amwal Magazine’s 2014 list “100 Most Innovative Business Leader in the Arab World” for three consecutive years.
Prince Alwaleed is known for his precision for exploring new and potential business opportunities and ventures in synchronization with the direction and fluctuations of the economic climate. Moreover, the Prince is active in social responsibility projects through significant local and international donations made by Alwaleed Philanthropies span all the continents.
Founded in 1980, KHC is a publicly traded company which was listed on Tadawul (the Saudi Stock Exchange) in 2007. KHC is one of the world’s most successful and diversified business organizations, highly respected in the field of investments and recognized as an elite player in the Arabian Gulf region, and internationally. The Company is recognized as one of the largest foreign investors in the United States. KHC’s portfolio has its major interests in investment categories ranging from luxury hotels management hotel companies (Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont Raffles Holding Intl and Mövenpick Hotels, Resorts AG and Swissotel) and real estate (Kingdom Tower project in Jeddah and Kingdom Tower and project in Riyadh and Kingdom City) to hotel real estate investments such as (The Plaza, New York, Savoy Hotel, London and Four Seasons, George V Hotel, Paris and other hotels). KHC also has investments in Petrochemical (Tasnee) Media and Publishing (News Corporation, 21st Century Fox and Saudi Research and Marketing Group), as well as in Entertainment (Euro Disney S.C.A). In addition, Finance and Investment services (Citigroup), Social Media and Technology (Twitter and Jingdong). Moreover, the Company has investments in Education (Kingdom Schools), Health Care (Kingdom Hospital and Consulting Clinics), Aviation (NAS Saudi Arabia) and Agriculture (Kingdom Agricultural Development Company – KADCO Egypt).
The Alwaleed Philanthropies are involved in a wide spectrum of humanitarian and philanthropic activities in more than 92 countries. Alwaleed Philanthropies support and initiate projects around the world, regardless of gender, race or religion. The Foundation collaborate with a range of philanthropic, government and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and the young, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education, in addition to building bridges for a more compassionate world.