Basil M.K. Al-Ghalayini

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

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Bellissima means perfection

As we were approaching the Jeddah Islamic Port, we saw that gigantic floating city — the Bellissima cruise ship.

This was the first time I was going on a cruise ship with my four kids, Sara, Bader, Salma, and Alma.

September 15, 2021

Saudi Arabia is set to be a major player in hydrogen

The use of hydrogen as an energy source has gained a lot of attention in recent years. Up to a few years ago, little was known or debated about hydrogen energy and its economic and environmental impact on society. I myself had little knowledge of the hydrogen energy market until recently.

July 24, 2021

Saudi Arabia, Oman: Two countries, one vision for success

The official visit by Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tarik to Saudi Arabia this week is an important one in terms of the timely geopolitical and economic developments in the region. The visit is a qualitative leap for the two countries and their people.

July 12, 2021

ESG: An investment guideline tool for sustainable economies

Earlier this year, when I was approached by Sri Nadarajah, CEO of Venus Healthcare Co., to consider an advisory role for his group’s Al-Ikhlas Care Villages (ICV) project, my initial reaction was positive. 

June 28, 2021

The Helicopter Co.: From timesaving mobility to luxury tourism

In 1984, when I was living and studying in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, I used to visit New York City frequently.

June 21, 2021

ACWA Power: A success story for Harvard Business School case study

If Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty members want to pick an outstanding Saudi success story in business strategy and global growth, ACWA Power is the obvious choice.

June 06, 2021

How Saudi Arabia is making progress toward food security

The Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co. (SALIC), a Public Investment Fund (PIF) business, last week made an announcement confirming that its 60,000 ton shipment of Australian wheat will be arriving in the Kingdom around the middle of June 2021.

May 31, 2021