Willamette University alumnus becomes CEO of Saudi company

Willamette alumnus Fahad Al-Hamidi '88 was recently named CEO of Global Investment House - Saudia, a company that provides securities investment services including dealing as principal and as agent, underwriting, managing, arranging, advisory and custody.

Al-Hamidi, who majored in art at Willamette, has more than 22 years of experience in the Saudi banking sector.

Before joining Global Saudia, he served as the acting chief executive officer of the investment arm of Bank Albilad in Saudi Arabia, and he held senior positions in several banks such as Riyadh Bank, Saudi Investment Bank and Saudi Hollandi Bank.