Eaton & Van Winkle is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with the Arab Bankers Association of North America, we will be hosting a luncheon for H.E. Sheikh Abdullah A. Alireza. The November 19 event will focus on U.S.-Saudi Arabian business opportunities and will run from 12:30-2 PM at our offices in New York City. Seating is very limited and those interested should immediately e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-599-3030
Mr. Alireza spent nine years serving as a Saudi Minister (Minister of State, 2003-2008, and Minister of Commerce, 2008-2012), before returning to the private sector. He remains actively involved on the highest levels of matters related to U.S.-Saudi relations. His current focus is the corporate growth of Xenel Industries, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading businesses, and related enterprises associated with his long-established family business.
Alireza most recently served as Minister of Commerce and Industry from March 2008 to January 2012. Previously, he served as a Minister of State without portfolio when he was appointed by King Fahd in 2003. He has been a Member of the Supreme Economic Council since 2005 and serves on the Board of Trustees of King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for the Gifted.
During the last twenty years, Mr. Alireza has been Chairman of multiple businesses and organizations, including the Saudi Services & Operating Company, Saudi Energy Services Company Limited, Saudi Trade & Export Development Company, and the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is a former Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
Mr. Alireza has been Co-Chairman of the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce since 1999, and is a member of the Commission for Industrial Cities & Technology Parks, and the Human Resource Development Fund.
Mr. Alireza works closely with academic institutions and non-profit organizations around the world promoting education and cross-cultural understanding. Mr. Alireza obtained his B.A. in Political Science from Whittier College in California, and performed graduate work at Washington, D.C.’s American University and Georgetown University.