WE ARE THE US-SAUDI BUSINESS EXPERTS
We provide connectivity, expertise, and advisory for businesses and investors looking to expand into Saudi Arabia and for Saudi companies looking for partnerships in the United States.
A Comprehensive Approach
CROSSBORDER VENTURES & PARTNERSHIPS
ADVISORY & RESEARCH
The Path to Success
HOW WE WORK
WE TAKE A WIN-WIN APPROACH
We take a long term view of our partners and the relationships we have in the region and truly believe in a Win-Win approach. If we think a deal your entering is unfair or overtly risky we will let you know. It's important that you have all the information you need to make a sound decision.
If we can't help you win and succeed, we won't take your business. We won't work with you and do a mediocre job, if the job is out of our scope we will tell you upfront. We know our reputation is our most valuable asset to help our partners and we want to stand behind our work 100% of the time.
All good relationships start with respect, and nothing is more frustrating than working with a partner that's oblivious to the value of time. We promise to set a realistic expectation and never oversell on what we can deliver and how fast we can deliver it.
Why Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia is one of the largest markets in the region with a population of 30.7 million (2014) and an annual population growth of 3.5 percent
Access to industrial loans and equity partners such as the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) and the Saudi Industrial Investments Company
Saudi Arabia's GDP growth over the past half century was the 3rd fastest in the world, behind China and South Korea
EASE OF DOING BUSINES
Saudi Arabia is the Top Third in world for 'Ease of Doing Business ' Source :World Bank 2015
Saudi Arabia has excellent access to MENA markets, as well as the advanced and emerging economies of nearby Europe, Asia, and Africa
STRONG DOMESTIC MARKET
Saudi Arabia has a continuously expanding domestic market (annual population growth of 3.5 percent), which is adding to a young and consuming population with strong buying power, half of the Kingdom’s population is under the age of 25, and 35% is younger than the age of 15
Saudi Arabia’s economy ranks 4th in the world for macroeconomic stability, and one of the world’s 20 largest economies, and is also No.1 in the MENA region
Our team is our strength. We are a group of US and Saudi Executives with over 50 years of collective experience in a diverse field of industries.
These include finance, economics, telecom, real estate, renewable energy, health care, start-up technology, hospitality, not for profit and government sector.
Based in Washington DC, Wa’il is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MidEast Gateway. Wa’il has a diverse professional career across a range of industries and geographies including roles at Pepsi, Walt Disney World, and HSBC with experience both domestically and aboard. In this role, he works closely with US and Saudi companies, including hospitality and tech startups to provide strategic counsel on funding, partnerships, negotiations and international business development.
Wa’il has been a published columnist and guest speaker at panel discussions and conferences on topics related to hospitality, business, banking, fundraising and more.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from California State University-Chico and a Master’s degree in business leadership from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He went on to receive certifications in Compliance from the University of Manchester and Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.