Sulaiman Azzabin has been deputy chairman of Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co. since March 2020 and a board member of the company since November 2018.
Before that he was deputy minister of social development at the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, and CEO of Deutsche Gulf Finance Corp. and Al-Rajhi Bank.
He worked at Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) between 1995 and 2007 before moving to Al-Rajhi Bank in 2007 where he worked in the risk management unit and international business unit.
In 2009, he was appointed director of comprehensive risk before heading the corporate finance client department. Later, he was named director-general of the bank’s international business group.
He was a board member of Al-Rajhi Malaysia and Al-Rajhi Capital, and a member of the National Committee for Prisoners, their Families and Ex-Convicts (Tarahum).
Azzabin said: “I worked in three sectors and came to realize that a robust strategy, dealing with mistakes and collaborating with others to overcome challenges are all important foundations, but they need sufficient information and data as well effective communication and realistic analysis to succeed.”
Azzabin received his master’s degree in risk management from the University of Southampton in the UK in 2004, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from King Saud University, Riyadh, in 1995.