Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud

Company: Kingdom Holding
Position: Chairman

Biography: The nephew of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and grandson of Saudi Arabia’s founder King Abdulaziz al-Saud, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud is chairman of Saudi conglomerate Kingdom Holding.

The firm is reviewing bids for its 1-kilometre tall Kingdom Tower, which will form the centrepiece of the SR100bn ($26bn) Kingdom City, one of the largest projects in the country.

If completed, the tower will surpass the world’s tallest building, the 818-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Kingdom Holding built Saudi Arabia’s current tallest building, the Kingdom Centre in Riyadh.

It is also planning a $7bn multi-purpose scheme in the outskirts of Riyadh. Prince Alwaleed graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the US’ Menlo College in 1979, and has a master’s degree in social sciences from Syracuse University, also in the US.

Contact: (+966) 1 211 1111
Company website: www.kingdom.com.sa