SAUDI ARABIA

NEOM advisory board a mix of experts in key sectors

October 09, 2018

Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh
— NEOM, the destination for the future of living being developed in the northwest Saudi Arabia, announced the composition of its global advisory board on Tuesday.

The Board brings together experts in key sectors to provide industry insight, advise on key milestones and forge strategic connections for NEOM.

Nadhmi Al-Nasr, CEO of NEOM, said, “We welcome the global and diverse expertise of the advisory board and are confident that each of them will make huge contributions to the development of NEOM. The board will help shape NEOM’s future through its detailed knowledge and connections with potential long-term strategic partners.”

The members of the Advisory Board come from backgrounds in urban planning, architecture, design, technology, sustainability, energy and manufacturing.

Each of the advisory board members has been carefully chosen for their expertise and has demonstrated relevant experience, a global business background, familiarity with largescale projects, senior board-level roles, international influence and enthusiasm for the aims of NEOM.

The members of the advisory board are:

Sam Altman, President of YC Group and Co-Chairman of Open AI. Altman is an American entrepreneur, investor, programmer and blogger; Marc Andreessen, Co-Founder and General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz; Tim Brown, CEO and President of IDEO; Timothy Collins, Founder and CEO of Ripplewood Advisors, L.L.C; Alexandra Cousteau, Senior Advisor to Oceana; Dan Doctoroff, Founder and CEO of Sidewalk Labs; Lord Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners. Foster + Partners is a global studio for architecture, urbanism and design; Jean Fréchet, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Travis Kalanick, CEO of City Storage Systems, a holding company focused on redeveloping real estate assets to fuel urban job creation and neighbourhood rejuvenation; Neelie Kroes, Former Vice President of the European Commission; Andrew Liveris, Former Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical and Executive Chairman of DowDuPont; Ernest J. Moniz, President and CEO of the Energy Futures Initiative; Marc Raibert, Founder and CEO of Boston Dynamics; Carlo Ratti, Professor of Urban Technologies and Planning Director at MIT’s Senseable City Lab; John Rossant, Founder and Chairman at the NewCities Foundation; Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank Group Corp; Rob Speyer, President and CEO of Tishman Speyer; Peter R. Voser, Chairman of ABB Group.

Additional members of the Advisory Board will be announced as they are appointed.


October 09, 2018
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