EENI delivers to HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal a Master Honoris Causa
On July 2011, the award Master Honoris Causa was delivered at the Ritz Hotel (Madrid, Spain) to HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, founder, and Managing Director (CEO) of the Kingdom Holding Company.
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud was awarded a “Master Honoris Causa” in International Business MIB from EENI School of International Business. The Honorary degree was awarded to the Prince by Mr Pedro Nonell, General Director of EENI.
The HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was born in 1955; he is the grandson of two remarkable, and some ways legendary, historical figures, King Abdulaziz Alsaud, founder and first ruler of Saudi Arabia, and Riad El Solh, an iconic statesman in Lebanon's drive for independence and its first Prime Minister.
Over the years HRH has acquired substantial interests in a variety of sectors, such as hotels, real estate, media, broadcasting, entertainment, information technology, communications, upscale fashion retailing, supermarkets, health, and education.
Within this diversified portfolio, there are investments in Saudi companies including Savola, Tasnee, Saudi Research and Marketing Group and National Air Services Company Limited, and two significant real estate developments, one in Jeddah and the other in Riyadh.
The portfolio also includes investments in the recognised International names of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, George V Hotel in Paris, Fairmont Raffles International Inc., Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Songbird Estates (Canary Wharf), Apple Inc., Time Warner, News Corp., Walt Disney, Euro Disney, PepsiCo, Procter and Gamble, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, and Eastman Kodak, among others.
In recognition of his business and civic accomplishments, HRH Prince Alwaleed has been the recipient of numerous honours and accolades from many organisations, societies, monarchs, and heads of state. The citations accompanying these honours particularly point to his financial contributions to education, international understanding, coexistence, and the disposition of assistance to the victims of natural disasters, as well as the poor and needy, irrespective of nationality, race, or creed.