Our Managing Director, Alissa Kole, took part in the Saudi Capital Market Forum 2024 held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on February 19-20th. Our participation has highlighted a growing internationalisation of the Saudi market, particularly in terms of institutional investment and dual listings such as Americana Restaurants (in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi). We are impressed by these positive dynamics to be reinforced by Aramco’s possible secondary tranche listing.


GOVERN CENTER took part in insightful discussions during the Middle East Investor Relations Association Saudi Chapter meeting, where Hubert Lafeuille shared his journey of taking Arabian Drilling public and discussed fostering investor engagement alongside Mazen Al-Sudairi, CFA, CMT.


Our Managing Director, Alissa Kole, took part in the second edition of the PIF Private Sector Forum held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on February 6-7, 2024. This forum aligns with PIF’s strategic initiative to enhance private-sector engagement. The event served as a platform to highlight business opportunities within PIF and its portfolio companies, indicating potential openings for investors and suppliers while fostering collaboration.


Our Managing Director, Alissa Kole, recently participated in the PIF Directors’ Gathering, a platform fostering connections and knowledge exchange among PIF Directors from diverse countries and sectors. This event aimed to inspire and generate insights, helping directors identify paths to success today and tomorrow. The event took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 29-30.


GOVERN has provided inputs and comments during OECD’s international Consultation on the revision of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State Owned Enterprises, held in Paris last week. We are sharing these comments, which will be taken into consideration in the revision process.


Our Managing Director, Alissa Kole, contributed as a panelist at the University of Pennsylvania Conference, “Transforming in 2022: Cultural and Regulatory Responses”. During her session, she engaged in a discussion on the latest regulatory developments surrounding Chinese firms listed in the United States.