FaceOf: Bandar Reda, secretary-general of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce

Bandar Reda
Updated 11 March 2019

FaceOf: Bandar Reda, secretary-general of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce

Bandar Reda has been the secretary-general and executive chairman of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) since December 2018. 

He has also been the Saudi commercial attache to the UK at the Ministry of Commerce and Investment since August 2017. 

He was the Saudi commercial attache to Italy between 2013 and 2017. Reda led the Saudi commercial and trade team in Italy and acted as the main point of contact for the Kingdom in developing a structured commercial diplomacy agenda.

For eight years, he worked at the Saudi British Bank (SABB), an associate company of the HSBC Group. 

At SABB, he served as senior business banking development manager, relationship manager at the Business Banking Unit, and premier relationship manager.

Reda attended the one-year Junior Officer Development Program at SABB, which aims to develop the bank’s future leaders. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Rollins College in the US. 

The ABCC recently hosted a roundtable meeting on the development of the sports, media and entertainment sectors in all Arab states, particularly Saudi Arabia. At the meeting, Reda stressed the importance of strengthening relations between Arab countries and the UK by exchanging experiences in all fields of trade and the economy.

He said the meeting was a major preparatory stage for the organization of an Arab-British conference on the sports, entertainment and hospitality industries as important economic sectors.

ABCC is a membership organization that exists to promote trade and investment relations between the UK and the Arab countries.


Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula hosts Ecotrail running race for first time

Updated 28 January 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula hosts Ecotrail running race for first time

RIYADH: Runners will get a chance to explore Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula site as part of the Ecotrail running race to be held for the first time at the city. 

The event will be held on Feb. 8 as part of the Winter in Tantora Festival. 

The run will take place at the at the UNESCO World Heritage Site regarded as the Kingdom’s archeological treasure. 

The runners will compete in 83km,45km and 10km distances through the city’s majestic sandstone mountains and canyons. 

Meanwhile, explorers can enjoy a 10km hike that will take them through the tombs, historic sites and monuments representing tens of thousands of years of human history.

EcoTrail was founded in Paris in 2008 to promote and organize eco friendly trail running races while highlighting local heritage.