Saudi and Gulf States Business Opportunities

VIDEO April 21, 2015

Speaker / Author

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus Drexel’s LeBow College of Business

Dr. George Tsetsekos, serves as the Francis professor of Finance and Director of the Risk Management Center at the LeBow College of Business. He served as Dean of LeBow (2002-2012) and under his transformative leadership the college achieved national rankings and quality milestones in research and teaching. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Drexel’s Vice Provost and Vice President for academic administration and contributed to the completion of the strategic merger between Drexel and MCP Hahnemann University. Dr. Tsetsekos’ extensive research covers the broad areas of corporate finance, investments, banking and international finance. His research contributions include articles ... Read More

Abdullah Alireza

Vice Chairman of Xenel Industries

H.E. Abdullah Alireza served as minister of commerce and industry from March 2008 to December 2011. Prior to this position, H.E. was minister of state and member of the Council of Ministers from May 2003 to March 2008. H.E. was also chairman of the Kingdom’s World Trade Organization (WTO) Working Team, as well as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Arabia Standards Organization (SASO), and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Commission for Development of Industrial Cities and Technical Zones. In addition, H.E. was head of the Kingdom’s Delegation to the United Nations Industrial Development ... Read More

Paul Homsy

Partner, Eaton & Van Winkle

Paul Homsy is one of the leading authorities on the Arabian Gulf, Islamic finance and the laws and business conditions of this region. He is a partner in the law firm of Eaton & Van Winkle ( and a senior advisor for the Middle East at Volaw (, one of the leading private wealth advisory and trust companies in Jersey, in the Channel Islands. Mr. Homsy has over 35 years of experience in the Middle East and practiced law in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for five years as the founder and managing partner of Sidley & Austin’s former office there. ... Read More

Rose Sager

Trade Representative, Kingdom of Bahrain

Born and raised in Bahrain, Rose Sager immigrated to the US where she received a B.S. in mathematics and business from City University of New York. Her career has included positions in the financial and insurance industries and training director at a major US airline. Rose joined the Office of the Economic Representative as trade representative for the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2006. Under the auspices of the Trade Office at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain, her role is to facilitate and promote the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement since its implementation in August 2006. Besides establishing major business/government contacts ... Read More