Eng. Khalid Abdullah Al-Hussan is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wamid and also serves as a Board member and the Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Tadawul Group, as well as Chairman of the Securities Depository Center Company (Edaa) and the Securities Clearing Center Company (Muqassa). Eng. Al-Hussan has more than 14 years of capital markets experience and possesses a wide range of expertise from business development and corporate planning to strategy and operations. Preceding his appointment as CEO of the Group, he was the CEO of The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) - now known as the Saudi Exchange - for more than 4 years. He also held a number of executive roles at the Exchange, in listings, cash markets, asset services and depository, strategy and market data. Throughout his tenure at the Exchange, Eng. Al-Hussan has overseen the introduction and implementation of several key development programs, including the Qualified Foreign Investor (QFI) framework and the Independent Custody Model (ICM) and, most recently, its transformation into Saudi Tadawul Group. He also helped secure the Exchange’s inclusion in main emerging markets’ indices. Notably, he sponsored the restructuring program of the Financial Infrastructure companies and oversaw the record-setting IPO of Saudi Aramco. Prior to joining the Exchange, Eng. Al-Hussan worked in the Saudi insurance sector, managing areas of business and product development, marketing, PMO and strategy. Khalid Al-Hussan is an engineer and holds an MBA from the University of Colorado, where he is also a certified entrepreneur.