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:


Name Position Lecture Title
HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman President & Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) Management Innovation and the Economy of Tourism and Culture
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
HRH Princess Nouf bint President of the Board of Directors and CEO of Nayyara Company From Volunteering to Work and Dream of Excellence
Faisal bin Turki Al Saud CEO of Nayyara Company  
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
HE Dr. Tawfiq AlRabiah Minister of Commerce and Industry How to Start a Business
Mr. Arun Kumar Assistant Secretary of U.S. Commerce The role of innovation & entrepreneurship in economic development in Saudi Arabia
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
Mr. Suliman Algwaiz Governor of GENERAL ORGANIZATION FOR SOCIAL INSURANCE (GOSI) Planning for a Better Future
Mr. Khalid Alhogail CEO-Board Director of Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO) Riyadh Transportation Project and International Partnership Business
Mr. Nabeel Shoaib COO HSBC Saudi Arabia Ltd. Overall View on Islamic Banking
Dr. Raja M. Almarzoqi President, Gulf Monetary Council Economic Impact of the Monetary Union of GMCo States on Macroeconomics
Ms. Leanne Caret President of Global Services & Support at Boeing Co. Leadership at Boeing: Practices and Impact
Mr. Patrick VanDaele Country Chairman for Saudi Arabia, Shell The journey towards future energy
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. Abdulmohsen Al-Fares The Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at Alinma Bank Saudi Economy of Financial Sector
Dr. Marko Sarstedt Chaired Professor of Marketing, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg Developing a Career Path in Academia: The Bumpy Road to Possible Success
Mr. Abdulkarim Alyousef Principal at Oliver Wyman National transformation in a changing oil dynamics environment
Ms. Deborah Harris Ethics Advisor for Boeing IMEA Region Ethics in Business

Please contact Mr. Mahmood Kazzal for further information:

Mahmood Kazzal
College of Business Faculty/Internship Manager
Phone: 01 215 7709
mkazaal@alfaisal.edu


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