Mr. Sheneamer is Deputy Governor & Chief Operating Officer at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. His role covers two main areas; investors services and corporate operations. Under the first area he is in charge of all investors-related services from licensing routine government services via the one-step shops located across 9 regions within the country. Under the Second area, he is in charge of all corporate operations which include HR, admin Services, Marketing & Communication, F&A, IT and Planning.
After spending around 8 years with Procter & Gamble and prior to joining SAGIA, Mr. Sheneamer served as a Chief Commercial Officer of a startup mortgage financing company and was Head of Retail Marketing Group at the National Commercial Bank
Mr. Sheneamer holds a BsC in Science-Computer Engineering from King Abdulaziz University of Jeddah Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Abukhaled is President & CEO of GE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Based in Riyadh, Mr. Abukhaled is responsible for leading the company’s operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, accelerating growth and exploring further opportunities for broadening public private partnerships.
With over 21 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Abukhaled joined GE from BAE Systems where he was most recently the Director of Portfolio Management & Chairman of BAE Systems Saudi Arabia Operations Board.
He has held a variety of executive positions in Middle East & Europe after graduating as an engineer from The University of South Florida, USA.
Mr. Abukhaled was selected one of the top three “Revolutionary CEOs in the Middle East”.
Eng. Al Turkistani is Vice President and Head of Corporate responsibility Department at the National Commercial Bank.
He previously served as Director of Human Resources Projects and then was assigned to establish the Community service Unit at the National Commercial Bank.
He began his career as a representative of Public Relations at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, and went on to join the Savola Group as Human Resources Manager before moving to work for Tate & Lyle in the UK as Stock Exchange trader.
He is a member of the Health Committee at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Member of the Consultant Committee at Community College at King AbdulAziz University.
Eng. Al Turkistani graduated from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with a BSC degree in Computer Engineering and holds an Executive MBA from King Abdulaziz University.
Dr. Faysal Alaquil holds over 30 years of experience in the executive management of private companies and is currently the Director of Business Development & CSR of Construction Products Holding Company (CPC). He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Architecture Department, and College of Engineering at Effat University. He is also a Member of the Honorary Advisory Board of Effat University, a member of the Society of Prince Majed Bin Abdulaziz for Development and Social Services, the Deaf Association in Jeddah and the Saudi Charity Association for AIDS patients as well as Friends of Alzheimer's Patients charity in Makkah and a member of The Friends Committee of Patients in Jeddah.
Dr. Alaquil holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Business Management from USA.
For more than twenty years, Ms. Al Sahhaf main professional focus has been in education, human capital development, and strategic public policy work.
For twenty years, Ms. Al Sahhaf spearheaded the development of best practices in the Saudi K-12 private education sector in the Kingdom. Her efforts led to successful Ministry of Education Pilot Programs, which were then permitted within the broader K-12 private Saudi school system.
Since joining SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority), as the Head of the Education Sector in January 2007, she focused her efforts on developing the education sector strategy, and facilitating investment opportunities in all segments of education. In addition, she championed the creation of a new world-class education regulatory and licensing environment, for the new Economic Cities, which are under the supervision of SAGIA.
Ms. Al Sahhaf also developed and launched in 2010 the first of its kind competition for youth, The Most Competitive Youth. The MCY aspires to enhance and develop the talents and capabilities of its youth by creating a unique competition based on globally accepted standards to encourage the spirit of independent innovation, creativity, competitiveness, community engagement, and leadership through the development of its youth as leaders and participants in its socio-economic future.
In January 2011, she was appointed as the Head the Competitiveness Initiatives Department at SAGIA. This department oversees all national competitiveness programs including the Saudi Fast Growth 100, the Responsible Competiveness Index, the Most Competitive Youth, the Saudi Oxford Leaders Program and the Madinah Competitiveness Program.
Ms. Al Sahhaf has a Bachelor of Science in International Business from The American University, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Najjar is Deputy GM, Corporate Social Responsibility in Microsoft Arabia.
He previously held the position of Deputy GM of Education and Corporate Social Responsibility in Microsoft Arabia.
He was the Dean of Faculty & Personnel Affairs, and held several key positions at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran.
He is a member of the ICT committee of Disabled Children Association, the advisory committee of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Youth Development and the Advisory board of the Faculty of Computer and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University Jeddah.
Dr. Najjar holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, a M.Sc. in computer science and engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Nael S. Fayez, 38 years old and father of three, comes from a very rich experience of nine years at Saudi Aramco; the world largest oil producer and the Middle East largest corporation. His primarily experience was Finance, specifically at the Treasury organization. This allowed him to get exposed to the financial, investment, budgeting and banking aspects of the business. Nevertheless, Nael had the opportunity to work with world-class consultancy firms on project of: process improvement, strategy formation and enhancing returns.
Nael holds an Economics degree from Lamar University, Texas. Later on, he has completed an MBA program at Aspen University. Furthermore, he has attended dozens of professional management and financial training courses at various world locations. Just recently, he has completed the Harvard program for-non-profits executives.
In 2009, was selected as the CEO who would lead the establishment of Injaz-Saudi Arabia (the local representation of Junior’s Achievement Worldwide; the world largest and oldest entrepreneurship education NGO) and that is where his passion currently is concentrated. Nael is working constantly with private sector companies, Ministries of Education, Labor, Higher Education and SAGIAstudents and school officials on finding ways to create awareness and build the capacity of Saudi YouthimplementingInjaz-Saudi Arabia’s programs in the quest to better enhance the future of the Saudi youth and equip them with: Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Work Readiness.