HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) and HH Princes Ameerah Al-Taweel, Vice Chairwoman of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, that is chaired by Prince Alwaleed, received a US media delegation that included Mr. David Andelman, Editor-in-Chief of the World Policy Journal, Ms. Arlene Getz from Reuters, as well as a number of writers, directors and media specialists.
The meeting was also attended by Mr. Shadi Sanbar, KHC's CFO, Ms. Nada Alsugair, Member of the Board of Trustees of Alwaleed Foundation and Executive Director of Finance and Administration, Mr. Jamal Khashoggi, General Manager of Alarab news channel that is owned by HRH, Ms. Heba Fatani, Senior Executive Manager, Corporate Communications Department, CCD (KHC), Dr. Samir Anabtawi, Academic Advisor to HRH the Chairman, Dr. Nahla Alanbar, Private Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman, Ms. Intisar Al Yamani, Executive Manager, CCD, KHC, Mr. Hani Agha, Senior Manager Travel and External Affairs, KHC, Ms. Maram Bakhurgi Manager of Design and Construction Department, KHC, Mr. Naief Al Zuhair Website and Social Media Manager, KHC and Mr. Mohammed Al-Kheraigi Assistant Media Manager, KHC.
During the meeting, Prince Alwaleed and the delegation discussed business, social and economic issues, and the current status of the global economy. Moreover, topics dealing with reform and ways of rectifying some of the misconceptions about Arabs and Muslims in the Western media were also discussed, in addition to Prince Alwaleed's investments in the US in light of his being one of the largest foreign investors there. Furthermore, Prince Alwaleed hosted a dinner in honor of the delegation at HRH's desert camp.
In March 2012, Prince Alwaleed received Mr. Jose Fernandez, US Assistant Secretary of State, the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and an accompanying delegation.
Furthermore, earlier this year, Prince Alwaleed and Princess Ameerah were on a trip to the United States. During their visit to New York, HRH granted interviews to prominent US media entities to discuss various topics such as his investments, the current status of the global economy and the Middle East. Moreover, during the US trip HRH and HH hosted an historic gathering of leading scholars and global thought leaders on Islam and the West at Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University with a theme of "Collaborative Education for a Globalized World".
Participating in the forum were leading global scholars who serve as Directors of the six Prince Alwaleed Academic Centers located at the world's most prestigious universities. In addition, Princess Ameerah was the featured speaker at a thought-leader dinner in Boston in the presence of HRH and Former President Jimmy Carter. The Gala dinner hosted by Prince Alwaleed, honored the dedicated work of the six Prince Alwaleed Centers.
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