HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), received at his office in Riyadh, on Sunday 13th January 2013, Mr. Philippe de Fontaine Vive, Vice President of European Investment Bank (EIB) and an accompanying delegation that included Mr. Adam Kulach, Ambassador, Head of European Union (EU) Delegation, Mr. Efthymios Costopoulos, Deputy Head of European Union Delegation and Mr. Julien Serre FEMIP Trust Fund Management Officer, Policy and Trust Fund Division, Directorate for Operations outside the EU. The meeting was also attended by Eng. Ahmed Halawani, Executive Director, Private Equity & International Investments Mr. Shadi Sanbar, KHC’s Executive Director and CFO and Ms. Intisar AlYamani, Executive Manager, Corporate Communications Department.
The meeting began as Prince Alwaleed greeted the Vice President and the accompanying delegation. The meeting focused on the major role of European Investment Bank (EIB) in emerging markets and under developed countries. Also on the agenda of discussions were investment and economic topics. Moreover, the meeting touched upon ways to develop the relationship with European Investment Bank (EIB) for future potential investment collaboration with KHC and specifically in the agricultural sector.
Prince Alwaleed has significant investments in Europe through KHC in the banking sector via Citigroup, in the media and entertainment sector through News Corporation and Euro Disney, and in the hotel sector through Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts; including The George V Hotel, Paris and The Savoy Hotel, London.