Khalid Al Hussan, CEO of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Strengthening the position of Saudi’s capital market through new products and improved infrastructure

Khalid Al Hussan, CEO of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), spoke with OBG on the latest successes of Tadawul and the long-term objectives for the country’s capital markets. Recent offerings from Tadawul – notably the introduction of the parallel market Nomu and real estate investment trusts (REITs) – have shown positive results. This is a promising start for Saudi Arabia’s ultimate goal of having developed market infrastructure and being a key capital markets player on the global stage. 


The competitive advantages of the Saudi capital market is its size, its liquidity. We are the largest stock exchange in the GCC and in the region, we are the 10th-largest emerging market index in the world and we are among the top 23 exchanges in the world. The Saudi Arabia economy is a G20 economy that has been stable and solid for a long period of time, and that by itself gives us, also as an exchange, an attractive element of advantage to promote the capital market. 

Khalid Al Hussan, CEO of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

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