January 2019 Chairman’s Message

Thank you for your continued support for our program, which, like all membership organizations, depends on its members’ involvement and enthusiasm.

December 2018 Chairman’s Message

Thank you for your continued support for our program, which, like all membership organizations, depends on its members’ involvement and enthusiasm.

November 2018 Chairman’s Message

Thank you for your continued support for our program, which, like all membership organizations, depends on its members’ involvement and enthusiasm.

October 2018 Chairman’s Message

Thank you for your continued support for our program, which, like all membership organizations, depends on its members’ involvement and enthusiasm.

September 2018 Chairman’s Message

Thank you for your continued support for our program, which, like all membership organizations, depends on its members’ involvement and enthusiasm.

May 2018 Chairman’s Message

Dear Fellow ABGR Members, With Ramadan in full swing, we look back with wonder over a season of superlatives and surprises. From the Saudi side: continued commitment to ambitious Vision 2030 economic and social restructuring goals; aggressive and financially productive anti-corruption program (long on accountability for malefactors of great wealth, innovative and surprising on due process); unprecedented high profile 3-week …

March 2018 Chairman’s Message

Dear Fellow ABGR Members, Since my January report, our new year has already featured the following rich range of activities. January 21.  Economist John Sfakianakis briefed our Issues Committee on Vision 2030 challenges and opportunities. January 24.  A group of us met with a congressional delegation including Liz Cheney (Wyoming), Vern Buchanan (Sarasota, Florida), Caroline Murphy (Winter Park, Florida) and …

January 2018 Chairman’s Message

Dear Fellow ABGR Members, For those returning to Riyadh from holidays back home, welcome back to what promises to be a season of rewarding business and social programs, not to mention regulatory and market changes and professional challenges! Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program (NTP) are now bearing tangible fruit, including public/private partnerships in power generation, transfer of management …

December 2017 Chairman’s Message

Dear Fellow ABGR Members, Since last month, the Saudi firmament continues to shift under our feet as localization initiatives appear, a new Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) leadership team shifts focus from regulation to investment promotion, Value Added Tax (VAT) implementation and energy sector privatization approach, civil nuclear plans take shape, the U.S. administration’s Middle East policy emerges, rule …