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Basil M.K. Al-Ghalayini

Basil M.K. Al-Ghalayini is the Chairman and CEO of BMG Financial Group.

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From Russia with love

For millions of my generation, Russia was never considered as a possible destination — until recently. Be it for business, tourism, academic, medical or other purposes, we opted to visit and explore other countries.

October 20, 2019

Key economic driver: Small and medium enterprises

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a pivotal role in any economy, generating jobs and contributing to growth. Saudi Arabia has long realized the importance of providing a nurturing environment to these entities.

October 12, 2019

B20 in Saudi Arabia

Last week I was invited to participate in a workshop chaired by Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan, who is CEO of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) and the president of the B20, a group of businessmen and CEOs representing the 20 countries of the annual G20 summit.

September 21, 2019

Long-term medical care facilities — A promising investment opportunity

My family, like most families in Saudi Arabia, have had to look after elderly loved ones, going through the ultimate decision of moving bed-bound relatives from hospitals to either homes or specialized long-term medical centers.

August 24, 2019