Dr. Abdullah bin Hassan Alabdulgader is a Non-Executive Director (NED) at the Saudi Arabian Investment Company, Saudi Arabian Railroads Company, and Al Faisaliah Group. Prior to this, he was an academic and professor of business administration at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals for more than 20 years. In 2004, he was appointed as a Commissioner at the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA), where he served for 5 years and led the development of the Kingdom’s corporate governance code. Since leaving the CMA he has chaired the Regulatory and Policy Oversight Committee at the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). From 1998 onwards, Abdullah has been a NED in large banking and telecommunications corporations.

As the founding Executive Director of the GCC Board Directors Institute, a non-profit organization that provides board effectiveness training, he has continued to promote corporate governance in the region. He has been associated with the Saudi Organization of Certified Public Accountants since 1990. Dr. Alabdulqader holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, the USA, and an MBA and BSc in Business Administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He has 35 years’ professional experience.


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