Dean Judy Olian and His Excellency Amr Abdullah Al-Dabbagh

May 24, 2010

On Monday, May 17, 2010, UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian hosted His Excellency Amr Abdullah Al-Dabbagh, the Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) for a discussion about collaborative opportunities between UCLA Anderson and Saudi Arabia's Economic Cities. In addition to meeting with Dean Judy Olian, His Excellency met with UCLA Anderson Professors William Ouchi and Charles Corbett, Elaine Hagan ('91), Executive Director of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and other members of senior leadership at UCLA to explore education, research and partnership opportunities across the graduate education, engineering, and management schools.

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) is the Saudi government's investment promotion agency.  SAGIA supervises Saudi's competitiveness agenda as part of its policy oversight over the country's business environment.  Formed in 2000, SAGIA acts as the single desk interface for foreign investors seeking to invest in the country's economy. 

SAGIA's vision is to achieve rapid & sustainable economic growth in Saudi Arabia, capitalizing on the country's competitive strengths as the global capital of energy and as a major hub between East & West.  Its mission is to position Saudi Arabia among the Top 10 most competitive nations by 2010 through the creation of a pro-business environment, a knowledge-based society and by developing world class 'Economic Cities.' For more information on SAGIA please visit

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