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GCC Investment Strategies: A Saudi Perspective

Value Investing & Measuring Risk from a Middle Eastern Perspective

Abdulaziz Alnaim CFA-06

A Saudi Aramco Initiative on behalf of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Bilateral Chamber members were privy to an evening with Abdulaziz Alnaim (bio below), prominent Saudi entrepreneur, investor and financier. Embracing uncertainty in his form of ethical investing, Alnaim explained how to choose investments which are politically, environmentally and socially sustainable while also reaching beyond tapped markets and seeking opportunities around the globe.

Alnaim offered guidance on how to avoid making predictions and instead to strive to look at every investment as an array of possible outcomes for risk-forward investment.

Moderated by Bilateral Chamber President & CEO, the Q&A/open discussion with Alnaim included perspectives on Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision, future of alternative energies and sources of income in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, among other pertinent topics.

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Abdulaziz Alnaim is a Saudi investor and entrepreneur who has lived and worked in the U.S., the UK and the Gulf. He is the founder and managing partner of Mayar Capital, a London-based investment firm that practices value investing in the global securities markets. Previous to the founding of Mayar, Alnaim co-founded and served as chairman and CEO at Yareem Arabia Co., which is focused on developing innovative new ideas within Saudi Arabia’s food and beverage industry and currently owns and operates three different restaurant chains in the Kingdom. Under Abdulaziz’s leadership the company was ranked as a “company to watch” on the Saudi Fast Growth 100 list. Abdulaziz is a CFA charter-holder and is a member of CFA Bahrain and CFA UK. He holds a BS in management science with a concentration in finance and a minor in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Finance and Economics (minor) (2000-03)
    • Member of Muslim Students Association & Arab Students Association
  • Vanderbilt University (2000)
  • College Preparatory Program (1999)
  • Dhahran Ahilyya Schools (19987-1999)
    • High school diploma
    • President of Student Council

Professional Experience

  • Managing Partner, Mayar Capital (2011-present), London, UK
  • Board Member, Basic Chemical Industries (2016 – present), Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Board Member, Saudi Association for Investment Professionals (Mostathmer) (2015-present), Saudi Arabia
  • Menor, Endeavor Saudi Arabia (2013-present)
  • Member of Advisory Board, Dhahran Ahliyya Schools (2013-present), Saudi Arabia
  • Board Member and Co-Founder of Eastern Province Chapter, Oqal (2012-present), Saudi Arabia
  • Member of Educational Council, MIT (2007-present), Cambridge, MA
  • Member, CFA Institute (2006-present)
  • Committee Member, Annual Charity Run (1996-2006), Saudi Arabia
  • Director, Yareem Arabia Co (2011-15), Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Member in Executive Committee of Young Businessmen Council, Asharqia Chamber (2010-13), Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Member of Advisory Board, Tomouh (Ambition) (2012-13), Saudi Arabia
  • Chairman & CEO, Yareem Arabia Co (Yareem Restaurants) (2006-11), Saudi Arabia
  • Managing Director, Saudi Amusement Centers (2004-06), Saudi Arabia
  • Financial Analyst, Saudi Aramco (2003), Saudi Arabia

Additional Information

  • Husband and father
  • Describes himself as curious and persistent
  • Fluent in English and Arabic
  • Certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) (License 84855) (2006)

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