SAMI emerges as big winner from Mohammed bin Salman's purge
Far from the political upheavals of the multiple arrests on November 4, behind the scenes, new deal-making channels are being put in place at Saudi Arabia's new defence hub. [...]
As well as being the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopters, Eurocopter, which is now called Airbus Helicopters, also produces the Tiger attack helicopter and the NH90 transport helicopter.
Omar Zeidan is one of the best-connected among the established agents of French industry in the Arab world. He is still very active in 2013, steering through projects in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and partnering investments of the Al-Assad clan in Syria. At the same time, he is trying to establish himself in Libya and is continuing to advance his own investment projects in Africa generally. After hav [...]
After having served as the high profile chairman and chief executive of BAE Systems from 1998 to 2004, Richard "Dick" Evans has been putting his talents to use in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan. President Nursultan Nazarbayev recruited him in October 2006 to run the country's sovereign fund, Samruk. Then, in 2008, he became an independent director of Samruk-Kazyna, which was formed through the merg [...]