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Khalid Alsweilem

Previous Visiting Scholar

Khalid was a Visiting Scholar with the Stanford Global Projects Center (GPC). In addition to his non-resident affiliation with Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for International Development (CID), Dr. Alsweilem is a board/ investment committee member with several institutions. He is chairman of Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia; an independent board member at Fajr Capital; and an investment committee member at the Arab Gulf Fund for Development. He is also Global Sovereign Wealth Funds Advisor with Price Waterhouse Cooper and the former Chief Counselor and Head of Investment at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA). He is one of the longest serving and most successful sovereign investment practitioners, having held senior investment positions at SAMA for over two decades. He joined SAMA in 1991 after completing a two-year post doctoral fellowship at Harvard University’s Department of Economics. Before that, he completed his Masters and PhD degrees in economics at Boston University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Alsweilem began his work at SAMA as an advisor in the Investment Department, and two years later became the Head of Investment Management (Chief Investment Officer). Dr. Alsweilem was a lead author for three recent papers on sovereign funds models and institutions that were published as joint reports by the Belfer Center for Science and International affairs and the Center for International Development at Harvard.

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