JEDDAH, 26 October 2004 — Saudi businessman Mohammed Aboud Al-Amoudi has been awarded an honorary doctorate in business administration by the American University of London. British Prime Minister Tony Blair presented the degree to Amoudi during a ceremony held at the university, attended by a large number of Arab ambassadors as well as Arab and British businessmen.
“Amoudi was given the degree in appreciation of his outstanding efforts in promoting Saudi-British relations in business, investment and trade exchange,” the university said while presenting the honor.
Queen Elizabeth also honored Amoudi by receiving him at her palace with distinguished businessmen and industrialists.
Speaking to Arab News, Amoudi expressed happiness over receiving the honorary degree from a reputable university. “This will promote Saudi-European and American relations and enhance confidence of Westerners in Saudi businessmen,” he added.
Amoudi owns a large business group in Saudi Arabia whose activities cover industrial, medical, tourism, service and commercial sectors.