Executive Lectures Series

College of Business Executive Lecture Series has provided Alfaisal University students and guests from the business community and government agencies the opportunity to learn from some of the country's leading executives as they talk about their careers and leadership experiences.

College of Business sponsors the weekly Executive Lecture Series as a way to bridge the gap between the world of leadership and business education.

Students in the College of Business enroll in the Executive Lecture Series as part of their business core course and mostly in the junior or senior year. All lectures are free and open to the public. Students get the opportunity to network with these top executives. This helps the students in landing very good internships and jobs.

Here are some sample speakers and topics in the Executive Lecture Series conducted in the past:



Dr. Joseph Westphal (US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia)

“America’s higher education system and its role as the driver of global innovation and technology development”

H.R.H. Prince Saud K. Al Faisal (Executive Director for Investment Policy at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (“SAGIA”)

“Competitiveness: a Key Driver for Economic Development”

Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud (CEO of luxury retail corporation Alfa International, which operates the Harvey Nichols Department Stores)

"Employment Opportunities for Women in the KSA Fashion and Retail Sectors"


“Planning for a Better Future”

Mr. Musaed Al-Mineefi (Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saudi Investment Bank)

“Your Career is your business, you need to manage it as a CEO”

Mr. Patrick VanDaele (Country Chairman for Saudi Arabia, Shell)

"The journey towards future energy"

Mr. Walid Abukhalid (Deputy Minister for Industrial Affairs at the Saudi Ministry of Commerce & Industry)

“Tailoring your Strategy for success"

Mr. Les Janka, (President-Saudi Arabia for Quincy International LLC)

"The value of international partnerships"

Mr. Abdulmohsen Al-Fares (The Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at Alinma Bank)

"Saudi Economy of Financial Sector"

Mr. Khalid Mahdhar (Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

“The future of Accounting and Finance markets”

Mr. Khalid Alhogail (CEO-Board Director of Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO)

“Riyadh Transportation Project  and International Partnership Business”

Please contact Mr. Mahmood Kazzal for further information:

Mahmood Kazzal
College of Business Faculty/Internship Manager
Phone: 01 215 7709

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