Advanced Electronics Co. back in Saudi game
After Alsamam, Advanced Electronics Co (AEC), which is close to the Sultan clan, is back in favour again in Riyadh. [...]
The US aeronautical company, which moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago in 2001, is in both the civil and military sectors, like its European rival Airbus. At the heart of the US defence industry, Boeing has powerful contacts in Capitol Hill and at the White House.
Favourite courtier of African presidents Jacob Zuma, Ali Bongo and Denis Sassou-Nguesso, South African Ivor Ichikowitz is little by little making his mark in Central Asia. Alongside such influential regional businessmen as Kenges Rakishev in Kazakhstan and Fuad Seyidaliyev in Azerbaijan, the head of the Paramount arms group is trying to establish himself there, while still maintaining his positions in Africa. [...]
Since leaving his post as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the government of John Major in the mid-1990s, Norman Lamont, now Lord Lamont of Lerwick, has made a name for himself as an adviser and lawyer to the richest business people in the Iranian diaspora in the United Kingdom. [...]