Saudi Arabia

Our Chapter in Saudi Arabia was established in May 2017 supported by the Saudi stock Exchange “Tadawul”. The founding members are:

  • Rayan Al Karawi, Chairman KSA board
  • Paul Gay and Ikram Ulhaque, Almarai
  • Walid Al Hakim, Ma’aden
  • Faisal Al Modlij, Sipchem
  • Samantha Bartel, Instinctif Partners.
The Saudi Chapter is formed by the following members, each volunteering for at least one area of key responsibility, or ‘pillar’ in line with MEIRA structure:
  • Rayan Al Karawi, Chairman KSA board
  • Faisal Al Modlij, Vice-chairman KSA board
  • Samantha Bartel, Treasurer KSA board
  • Andrew Tarbuck, MEIRA Chair
  • Abdulbadie Alyafi, Saudi National Bank
  • Mohammed Jbali, Mobily
  • Ikram Ulhaque, Almarai
  • Peter Gotke, S&P Global
  • Nayef S. Al Athel, Saudi Exchange
  • Khalid Ahmed, Aramco

Event Calendar

Upcoming Event Thursday, 06 Jun, 2024

MEIRA Saudi Chapter Meeting

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Upcoming Event Wednesday, 06 Mar, 2024

Exclusive Dinner Meeting with MEIRA’s first buy-side member, Mayar Capital

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Past Event Monday, 05 Feb, 2024

MEIRA KSA Chapter Meeting “From IPO to building Sell-side coverage”

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Past Event Monday, 19 Feb, 2024

Saudi Capital Market Forum and Saudi Capital Market Awards

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Past Event Sunday, 17 Dec, 2023

MEIRA KSA Chapter Meeting

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Past Event Tuesday, 03 Oct, 2023

MEIRA KSA Chapter Meeting

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Past Event Thursday, 08 Jun, 2023

MEIRA KSA Chapter Meeting

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Past Event Thursday, 30 Mar, 2023

MEIRA Workshop: ESG and Sustainability Reporting, where next?

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Past Event Wednesday, 15 Mar, 2023

MEIRA KSA Chapter Meeting

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Past Event Monday, 06 Feb, 2023

IR Awards Webinar

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Past Event Monday, 24 Oct, 2022

2022 MEIRA HYBRID ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND AWARDS

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Past Event Wednesday, 06 Jul, 2022

MEIRA D&I Working Group: Gender Culture Workshop

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Past Event Wednesday, 01 Jun, 2022

Investor Relations; from compliance to best practice

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Past Event Wednesday, 13 Apr, 2022

A strategic view of D&I: Understanding its importance for listed companies in the Middle East

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Past Event Tuesday, 29 Mar, 2022

What motivates GCC retail investors to invest in listed companies

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Past Event Wednesday, 23 Mar, 2022

MEIRA Saudi Chapter Meeting – IR Breakfast

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Past Event Wednesday, 15 Dec, 2021

ESG Impact on Investing: US and UK Investor Perceptions of Companies in the Middle East

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Past Event Tuesday, 14 Dec, 2021

MEIRA Saudi Chapter Meeting

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Past Event Wednesday, 24 Nov, 2021

IR Essentials: Unpacking the 2021 Middle East IR Practitioners Survey

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Past Event Tuesday, 28 Sep, 2021

IR Essentials: Strategic investor communications in a post-COVID-19 environment

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Past Event Monday, 20 Sep, 2021

Aurora 50 – The Board Summit

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Past Event Wednesday, 28 Jul, 2021

IR Essentials: Shareholder profiling, Investor targeting and corporate access

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Past Event Monday, 25 Oct, 2021

2021 MEIRA Hybrid Annual Conference and Awards

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Past Event Tuesday, 06 Jul, 2021

Telling a compelling ESG story

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Past Event Wednesday, 09 Jun, 2021

IR essentials with Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group: company results reporting in action

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Past Event Wednesday, 30 Jun, 2021

IR Magazine Forum – Equality in IR

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Past Event Thursday, 10 Jun, 2021

Best Practices for IROs Beginning their ESG Journeys

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Past Event Wednesday, 26 May, 2021

MEIRA D&I Working Group Roundtable

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Past Event Thursday, 27 May, 2021

ESG 2.0 – A conversation with Guy Opperman, UK Minister for Work and Pensions

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Past Event Tuesday, 25 May, 2021

Understanding the Next Generation of Saudi Retail Investors

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Past Event Wednesday, 07 Apr, 2021

MEIRA & Tadawul Webinar: The Essentials of IR

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Past Event Monday, 22 Feb, 2021

GBSA-MEIRA: Debt Investor Relations Roundtable

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Past Event Wednesday, 16 Dec, 2020

Investor audits – Why, when, how?

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Past Event Monday, 14 Dec, 2020

MEIRA Saudi Chapter Meeting

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Past Webinar Thursday, 26 Nov, 2020

Webinar: Materials – building blocks of the economy

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Past Webinar Wednesday, 04 Nov, 2020

Webinar: Middle East IR Pulse (Sept-October)

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Past Webinar Wednesday, 17 Jun, 2020

Webinar: Best Practice IR in a time of COVID-19

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Past Webinar Wednesday, 13 May, 2020

Webinar: Importance of IR research coverage on Nomu – Parerell Market Companies

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Past Event Thursday, 12 Dec, 2019

Effective communication strategies for IROs: engaging with media

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Past Event Monday, 15 Jul, 2019

MEIRA & Tadawul IR Roundtable

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Past Event Monday, 22 Apr, 2019

Seminar: Demystifying credit rating

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Past Event Wednesday, 27 Mar, 2019

MEIRA Saudi Chapter & Bloomberg IR Breakfast

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Past Event Monday, 17 Dec, 2018

Seminar: Actively engaging the buy- and sell-side

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Past Event Sunday, 10 Jun, 2018

MEIRA Saudi Chapter Iftar

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Past Event Thursday, 24 May, 2018

MEIRA Saudi Chapter – Round table with Valerie Haertel

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Past Event Wednesday, 11 Apr, 2018

Global Ratings & Investor Relations Seminar

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Past Event Wednesday, 22 Nov, 2017

Crisis preparedness and its impact on shareholder value workshop

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Past Event Thursday, 12 Oct, 2017

Financial mistakes and how to learn from them – Seminar

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Discover all the members in the Saudi Chapter here

Find out who is a Certified IR Officer (CIRO) in Saudi Arabia here

 

If you are a student interested in developing a career in Invest Relations, please contact info@meira.me and the IR executive team will follow up shortly with some specific materials and career advice.

Chapter Head

Rayan Al-Karawi

Rayan Al-Karawi

Chairman

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Rayan Al-Karawi is a founder and Chairman of the Saudi Chapter the Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA KSA) as well as a member of the main MEIRA Board.

A multi-award-winning investor relations professional, with over 26 years of experience in IR and finance, that experience spans from IPOs to sukuks and restructuring in industries including retail, telecommunications, Banking and real estate. Having led the Investor Relations function at real estate player Dar Al Arkan, telecommunications operator Zain KSA, and most recently FAS holding (Arabian Centers & Fawaz Alhokair Fashion retail).

Currently advising varies companies on IR, and servicing on multiple corporate boards include Chairman of Razeen Capital, a founding member and chairman of the Saudi chapter of the Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) in addition to being a main MEIRA board member, as well a council member of the Saudi Swiss Business Council at the Saudi Chambers of Industry and Commerce. He is also a member of the board of Falak Consulting, a values-based, purpose-driven strategy and innovation consultancy that helps build stronger economies.