Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al Rajhi was recently named Arab Banking Personality of the Year by the board of directors of the Union of Arab Banks.
Al Rajhi is chairman of Al Rajhi Bank, one of the largest banks in the Arab world.
With a career spanning several decades, he has established himself as a leader in the financial sector. Under his leadership, Al Rajhi Bank has achieved remarkable success and garnered global recognition.
In 2021, Forbes magazine listed the bank as the sixth-strongest company among the top 100 companies in the Arab world, a testament to Al Rajhi’s strategic vision and commitment to excellence.
In addition to his role at Al Rajhi Bank, he is a board member and chairman of various investment, industrial and charitable companies.
He is chairman of Al Rajhi Cooperative Insurance Co., Al Rajhi Holding Group, Al Rajhi Financial Co., Farabi Petrochemicals Co., Al-Ajial Holding Co., and Saudi Carpet Manufacturing Co., among others.
His career in the banking sector began in 1979 when he joined Al Rajhi Bank.
From deputy general manager for financial affairs to CEO and, ultimately, chairman, his contributions have been instrumental in shaping the bank’s growth and transformation.
Al Rajhi graduated from King Abdulaziz University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1979.
He continues to be a driving force in the banking sector, inspiring future generations of business leaders.