Omar Al-Madhi is the Senior Managing Director & Member of the Board at Abdul Latif Jameel Investments. He leads Abdul Latif Jameel’s diversification efforts, building and investing in businesses that support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economy and associated job creation potential at an exciting time. These efforts include energy-related investments where Omar also leads the Saudi-based activities of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services in exploring opportunities and forming strategic partnerships in Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy and water sectors. Omar joined Abdul Latif Jameel’s leadership after nearly three years within Volkswagen Group’s leadership as the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group Saudi Arabia (VGSA), the establishment of which he led.
Prior to VGSA, Omar was a member of SAGIA’s executive team. During this period,Omar was assigned as Executive Director & CEO of the National Labor Competitiveness Council and worked as an Advisor to His Excellency the Minister of Labor in Saudi Arabia and as a member of the Public Private Partnerships steering committee at the Ministry. Prior to SAGIA, Omar worked in a multitude of positions within Saudi Aramco including participating in developing the company’s long-term strategy in the technology area. He was also an Associate at McKinsey & Company in Dubai, UAE. Omar obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He also received an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2007.
Omar was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, joining the class of 2017. In naming Omar, the Forum characterized him as “a recognized corporate executive who has emerged a champion of job creation, employment and infrastructure in Saudi Arabia”. He was appointed by Royal Decree to the Board of the Saudi Job Creation & Employment Commission and was later selected to also sit on the Commission’s Board Executive Committee. Omar joined the Board of Directors of Endeavor Saudi Arabia in April 2015. He was elected as a Young Arab Leader in October 2010. He is also an Eisenhower Fellow having been selected as the Fellow from Saudi Arabia for Eisenhower Fellowships’ 2011 Multi Nation Program. As an Eisenhower Fellow, Omar was awarded the Ward Wheelock Distinguished Middle East Fellow honor. He is also the recipient of the 2007 MIT Sloan Martin Trust Fellowship & Achievement Award for Leadership and outstanding potential.
Omar is married with two children, and is fluent in English, Arabic and Greek.
Day 1: Monday 24th April 2017
11:00 – 12:30 – Roundtables – Roundtable Host – Topic: “From EPC to BOOT: finding the win-win relationship in a changing market”