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Obituary: H.E. Jammaz bin Abdullah Al-Suhaimi

The former head of Saudi Arabia’s CMA was a far-sighted internationalist whose commitment to transparency, technocratic leadership, governance, empowerment of women and young people foreshadowed the far-reaching reforms now energising the country.

Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA: Jammaz bin Abdullah Al-Suhaimi, chairman of Capital Market Authority, delivers a speech during the "Euromoney Saudi Arabia: Building The Future" conference held under the patronage of King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz 09 May 2006 in Riyadh. In partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Capital Markets Authority, and Tadawul, Euromoney has put together an event that is attracting top-level delegates from everywhere in the world. AFP PHOTO/HASSAN AMMAR (Photo credit should read HASSAN AMMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

H.E. Jammaz bin Abdullah Al-Suhaimi, the first chairman of the Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority (CMA) and a hugely influential and visionary figure in the development of the Saudi financial markets, died in Riyadh on Tuesday.

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