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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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Qiddiya: The future of entertainment

This is not the first time I have written about the Qiddiya Investment Co. (QIC). Recently, I had the chance to attend an evening organized by the American Business Group where QIC’s CEO Michael Reininger was guest speaker.

February 16, 2020

Consolidation of the insurance sector

I have been involved in the Saudi insurance sector since BMG received its CMA’s license almost 15 years ago. In addition to taking a dozen companies public and listing them on Tadawul, I have been involved in merger and acquisition discussions with several companies.

January 11, 2020

2019: The year Saudi Arabia achieved several milestones

This is my last article of 2019. Personally, I believe it was the busiest year in terms of business activities, reforms, new laws, local and international events in our recent history.

December 29, 2019

Saudi Arabia is magnet for foreign investors

With the end of 2019 on the horizon, I would like to list my observations, as well as my own experience, concerning Saudi Arabia’s attractiveness to foreign direct investments (FDIs).

December 08, 2019