HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) received at his office in Riyadh Hon. Bob Hawke, Former Australian PM. The meeting was attended by Ms. Heba Fatani, Senior Executive Manager, Corporate Communications Department, Ms. Hassna Alturki, Executive Manager for International Relations to HRH the Chairman, Mr. Fahad Bin Nafil, Senior Executive Assistant and Mr. Ahmad Altobaishi, Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman and from Alwaleed Philanthropies attended HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Alsaud, Executive Manager of Media and Communication.
The meeting began as Hon. Bob Hawke thanked Prince Alwaleed for giving him the opportunity to meet with him. During the meeting, the two touched upon the latest regional and international developments on the social and economic front, and they discussed investment opportunities in Australia. Moreover, Mr. Hawke was keen on listening to the Prince’s views and pointed out that the Prince is well known for his significant and successful projects as he has a special vision for future potential investments where Australia may benefit from.
The Prince’s investments in Australia through KHC include investments in the banking sector through Citigroup, the hospitality sector through Four Seasons and Swissotel, and via the media sector through 21st Century Fox.
In 2014, Prince Alwaleed received HE Mr. Andrew Robb, Australian Minister of Trade and Investment and an accompanying delegation.
In 2012, Prince Alwaleed was awarded an honorary doctorate in Law, honoris causa from the University of Monash, Australia. The honorary doctorate was awarded to the Prince by the Chancellor Dr. Alan Finkel at a ceremony held at the Kingdom Resort in Riyadh. HRH was honored for his significant influence on economic and social development in addition to his support for cultural studies.
In 2009, Prince Alwaleed received HE Hon. Stephen Smith, MP Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and an accompanying delegation. The Prince hosted a dinner in honor of his guest at Kingdom Resort. In 2007, Prince Alwaleed received an Australian Parliamentary Delegation headed by the Hon. Peter Slipper, MP and on another occasion HRH received an Australian Business women’s delegation headed by Ms. Fiona Hill.