APICORP appoints Khalid bin Ali Al-Ruwaigh as new CEO

May 16, 2022

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corp. (APICORP), a multilateral financial institution, has appointed Khalid bin Ali Al-Ruwaigh as its new CEO, taking over from Dr. Ahmed Ali Attiga who led the organization over the past five years, during which APICORP successfully navigated an ever-changing business and energy landscape.

Khalid bin Ali Al-Ruwaigh

Khalid bin Ali Al-Ruwaigh holds an MBA from California State University and a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from King Saud University. He joins APICORP from Emirates NBD Capital KSA where he served as CEO since March 2019 and had held several senior and executive roles within the financial sector covering multiasset classes such as public and private equity, real estate, and fixed income.

“The appointment of Khalid bin Ali Al-Ruwaigh marks a new chapter in APICORP’s journey of transformation amidst the shifts in the energy and financial sectors,” Dr. Aabed Al-Saadoun, chairman of the APICORP board, said. “We are cognizant of the importance, complexity and responsibilities of our developmental mandate, and we will continue to adapt to reflect the changing world around us.”

He continued, “The wealth of knowledge and experience Khalid brings, having worked in a broad range of industries, will be instrumental in continuing our strong momentum in support of a balanced approach to the energy transition agenda and sustainable development goals of our Member Countries and wider MENA region.”

Speaking on the appointment, Khalid bin Ali Al-Ruwaigh said, “I am excited to join APICORP and be part of its transformational journey. As a company with a unique mandate which sits at the nexus of the energy and financial worlds, the opportunities for growth are truly vast. I look forward to working with our capable management team, our board, and our shareholders to connect industry stakeholders, develop innovative solutions, and support projects which have a positive, tangible, and lasting impact on the lives of people in our part of the world.”

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