Amr al-Dabbagh

Company: Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (Sagia)
Position: Governor and chairman

Biography: Amr Al-Dabbagh was appointed head of Sagia in March 2004, replacing Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki.

The authority was created in 2000 to support and encourage investment in key economic sectors in the kingdom.

A key remit of Sagia is to aid the development of a broader petrochemicals and industrial manufacturing base.

Al-Dabbagh has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. He also studied at Harvard Business School in the US. He began his career working in his family business, the Dabbagh Group, and served as its chief executive officer from 1991 to 2002.

Al-Dabbagh was the founding chairman of the Jeddah Economic Forum and served as a member of the regional council in the Mecca Province. He is a founding chairman of the Stars Foundation, a UK-registered charity.

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