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Saudi Arabia 2024

PUBLISHED January 2024


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We conducted more than 200 face-to-face interviews with Saudi Arabia’s business leaders and government representatives in preparation for this special 10th anniversary edition of The Business Year in Saudi Arabia.

In partnership with the Federation of Saudi Chambers, we have compiled a comprehensive analysis of the burgeoning trends defining the economy of Saudi Arabia, with a strong focus on Vision 2030, the Gulf nation’s transformative blueprint for economic diversification.

This over 300-page publication features interviews from every major sector of the economy, as well as a range of articles and analysis.


Here is just a selection of the interviews contained:

  • Antony J. Blinken, United States Secretary of State
  • Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Investment
  • Amr AlMadani, CEO, Royal Commission for Al-Ula (RCU)
  • Faisal M Alsharif, Director General, Financial Sector Development Program (FSDP)
  • Suliman Almazroua, CEO, National Industrial and Logistics Development Program (NIDLP)
  • Walid A. Abukhaled, CEO, Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI)
  • Nasser A. Abanmi, Group CEO, ARASCO
  • Abdullah Bin Muftar Al-Shamrani, CEO, Saudi Geological Survey (SGS)
  • Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistic Services
  • Majed bin Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Hogail, Minister of Municipality and Rural Affairs and Housing
  • Ibrahim Neyaz, CEO, National Technology Development Program (NDTP)
  • Khalid AlBaker, CEO, Quality of Life Program Center
  • Noha Kattan, Deputy Minister for National Partnerships & Development, Ministry of Culture
  • Sattam Al-Hozami, CEO, Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF)
  • Aws Alshamsan, Secretary General, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS)
  • Riyadh Al-Najjar, Chairman of the Board & KSA Country Senior Leader, PwC Middle East


The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Soft power
  • Vision 2030
  • Mega and gigaprojects
  • Financial Sector Development Program
  • Industrial cities
  • Saudi National Water Strategy
  • Ma’aden
  • Ports
  • Cybersecurity
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Contribution of sports to Saudi economy
  • Pharmaceuticals


About The Business Year
The Business Year is a global media group that has been providing investors, businesses, and governments with first-hand insights into the world’s most dynamic markets for over a decade. We conduct hundreds of interviews a week with top decision makers in the Middle East, Latin America, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe. Our content is available in printed reports and across an array of digital platforms.



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