Al Rajhi: A family bank plans for its future

By:
Dominic O’Neill
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What does the future hold for family ownership and oversight at Al Rajhi Bank?

The issue of succession at Al Rajhi Bank, in terms of both ownership and oversight, is becoming ever more pertinent. Sulaiman Al Rajhi’s brother, Saleh (the other main founding shareholder), passed away in 2011. The chairman of Al Rajhi Bank, Sulaiman Al Rajhi, is already in his mid-80s.

Sulaiman Al Rajhi has already started selling down his fortune into charity as part of his succession planning. Some sons and daughters of the late Saleh Al Rajhi are also thought to have...