Basil M.K. Al-Ghalayini

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

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In the midst of a global crisis, some good news

Like millions who are still working from home these days, you are either glued to your laptop trying to video conference your colleagues and clients or glued to the TV screen trying to stay updated on this coronavirus health war, which I call World War III.

March 22, 2020

Green Riyadh to improve quality of life in Saudi capital

For those who enjoy walking in London, I am sure the biggest motivation is the availability of public parks across the city. These parks are the “lungs” of London and are, in my opinion, the most important tourist attraction.

March 14, 2020

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