KSA top market for niche tech solutions

Updated 27 May 2012

KSA top market for niche tech solutions

Visitors to Gitex Saudi Arabia 2012 were highly impressed by the growth of niche ICT markets in the Kingdom such as alternative energy solutions, geographical information systems, fiber optics, and office technologies.
The business-to-business networking and consumer information and communications technology (ICT) expo for Saudi Arabia, which ran from May 21 to 24 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel, president of King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology, opened the 11th edition.
More than 25,000 guests and 250 exhibitors attended the show.
Gitex Saudi Arabia 2012’s impressive attendance reflects the strong regional and international interest in the Saudi ICT market.
A diverse group of Arab and foreign investors, IT professionals, businessmen and government representatives commended the show’s comprehensive lineup of telecommunications, networking, PC hardware and software, multimedia, educational and digital entertainment solutions.
Saudi Communications 2012, the 14th International Communications Exhibition, took place concurrently with Gitex Saudi Arabia.
The annual event, which focused on key business and investment opportunities across the Saudi telecommunications market, together with Gitex Saudi Arabia, provided a comprehensive ICT exhibition and networking platform.
Gitex Saudi Arabia is certified by UFI — the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and is organized by Riyadh Exhibitions Company.


Saudi Aramco appoints Mark Weinberger to Board of Directors

Updated 05 April 2020

Saudi Aramco appoints Mark Weinberger to Board of Directors

  • Weinberger, who replaces Andrew Gould, also serves as a director on the boards of Johnson & Johnson and Metlife
  • Weinberger was an active member of the US government, having worked across different administrations

DUBAI: Oil giant Saudi Aramco has appointed the former chairman of global firm EY (previously known as Ernst & Young) Mark Weinberger as an independent member to its board of directors, the company said in a statement.

Weinberger, who replaces Andrew Gould, also serves as a director on the boards of Johnson & Johnson and Metlife.

He is a member of several boards of trustees, including the United States Council for International Business (USCIB).

“I am honored to be joining the board of Aramco at this important time in the company’s history and world events,” Weinberger said.

Weinberger was an active member of the US government, having worked across different administrations – from George W. Bush to Donald Trump.