Amb. Dr. Hamza Alkholi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AlKholi Group
Hamza AlKholi graduated with a degree in pharmacy from King Saud University. His company, the AlKholi Group, currently oversees numerous subsidiaries in various industries, including aviation, hotels and resorts, real estate development, chemicals, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, fertilizers, banking, construction, contracting, management and operations maintenance, information services and technology, and telecommunications.
AlKholi has named the Dr. Hamza AlKholi Information Center at AUC, a single-stop resource for prospective students and parents. He has also made various contributions in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia, including the establishment of the Dr. Hamza Alkholi Chair for Development of Medical Education at the Al Imam Ibn Saud Islamic University in Saudi Arabia and the Prince Salman Center for Disability Research. In recognition of AlKholi’s achievements, the government of Grenada appointed him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and the Republic of France gave him the accolade of Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur as well as the rank of Officier de la Legion d’Honneur.
AlKholi has served as permanent delegate of Grenada to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. He is also a founding member of various organizations, including the Arab Business Council, U.S./ Middle East Project and the Arab Thought Foundation. He was also a member of the founding team of the World Economic Forum. Among the international organizations of which he is a member are the Clinton Global Initiative, International Crisis Group, State of the World Forum, Foreign Policy Association and the End Human Trafficking Now advisory board.