Company: HSBC Saudi Arabia
Position: Head of project and export finance
Biography: Mario Salameh is head of project and export finance at HSBC Saudi Arabia, the Saudi unit of the UK’s HSBC and the local Sabb, which is also an affiliate of HSBC. In 2005, Salameh joined HSBC in London after leaving the project finance energy team of Japan’s Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi.
He worked on oil and gas, petrochemical, and power projects in the Middle East. In 2009, Salameh relocated to Riyadh where he and the HSBC team are currently acting as financial advisers on several of the kingdom’s upcoming petrochemicals projects, and cogeneration projects for Saudi Aramco.
He has also been involved in lending on the kingdom’s Rabigh independent power project, the local/US Maaden-Alcoa aluminium scheme, and the Satorp refinery at Jubail. Salameh has a master’s degree in accounting and finance from the London School of Economics in the UK.
Contact: (+966) 1 299 2313
Company website: www.hsbcsaudi.com