Under the Patronage of His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, the Pearl Initiative and Saudi Aramco co-hosted the inaugural Governance in Focus Forum on 25 April 2018 in Riyadh. 

The Forum attracted over 400 high-level delegates from international and regional companies, government institutions, academia and family firms who engaged in an open platform to discuss the role of corporate governance in the new business paradigm.

The speakers and delegates came from around the region and the world to discuss global corporate governance trends in business, finance, investment, philanthropy, policy and technology. The Forum highlighted the value of improved governance practices in enhancing business resilience and attracting investment, particularly in the context of technological disruption and shifting geo-economic landscapes. See the full list of speakers here.


Forum Highlights:

  • Keynote speech by H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company
  • Welcome Address by Amin Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco

 

Forum Highlight Videos:

  1. Introductory Message “Corporate Governance: The Foundation of Corporate Sustainability” by Badr Jafar, Founder, Pearl Initiative and CEO, Crescent Enterprises

  1. Welcome Address “Saudi Aramco: From Regional to Global – Leadership in Governance” by Amin Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco

  1. Keynote Address “Governance in Strategic Sectors: Impact on National Competitiveness” by H.E. Khalid Al Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia and Chairman, Saudi Arabian Oil Company

  1. Plenary Panel: Private–Public Dialogue on Governance

  1. Plenary Panel: Governance for Diversification: Supporting National Champions

  1. Plenary Panel: Governance in a Digital World: Creative Disruption and New Technologies

  1. Plenary Panel: Governance for Long-Term Value Creation: ESG and Social Capital








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