HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
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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 Global Business School. 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.
The ceremony took place in the presence of HH Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel Vice Chairwoman and Secretary-General of Alwaleed Bin Talal
Foundation that is chaired by HRH, Dr Nahla Nasser Alanbar, Private Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairperson and Dr Khalid Almansour, Advisor to HRH. The ceremony was also attended by HE Mr Xavier Villamayor, Vice Mayor of Tarragona’s City Council, Mrs.
Susana Fernandez, Director of International Relations at EENI, Mrs. Nuria Bosch, Director of Human Resources at EENI and Mrs.
Maria Aparicio, Academic Director of International Tenders Area at EENI.
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.
While EENI knew the business and philanthropic activities of His Royal Highness; it was a real pleasure for us to see that business, ethics and contribution
to society are compatible.
Local, regional, and global investments of Kingdom Holding Company are amazing. Saudi companies like SAVOLA or Saudi American Bank; regional
investments like Kingdom Agricultural Development Company in Egypt or International investments like Citigroup, shows the vision of a leader.
The contributions of his HRH to the development of society also were a
great discovery for us, in particular, their vision of “irrespective of nationality, race, or creed.”
EENI's Director, Pedro Nonell, take the liberty to refer to his dictum:
“To whom much is given, from whom much is expected.”
This expresses much better than we can say here.
For all these reasons, EENI has the honour to offer to His Royal Highness the: “Master Honoris Causa.”
The prince was delighted to receive the recognition from EENI's Director, Pedro
EENI would like to express our sincere appreciation to His Royal Highness and the Saudi delegation the opportunity to participate in this meeting.
We also wish to express our gratitude to Mr Xavier Villamayor, Vice- Mayor of Tarragona's city Council.
EENI also wish to thank our Yemeni student, Najib Yahya Abdulalem Hassan, who
did his thesis about the business of His Royal Highness; and our delegate for the Middle East, Mr Hazem El Sheik from Palestine.
Finally, we wish to thank to Mrs Susana Fernandez, our Director of International Relations, with her enthusiasm and dedication this meeting has been possible.