Arwa M. Al-Shaghrood
Head of Legal, Governance and Secretary of the Board

Arwa has experience of working in both the public & private sectors of KSA, having joined the Institute after successful stints with PE and VC funds where she undertook dual legal and governance functions with equal ease, including undertaking the initial set-up.

Arwa M. Al-Shaghrood is FII Institute's Head of Legal & Governance as well as the Secretary of the Board, and its Committees. She has experience of working in both the public & private sectors of Saudi Arabia, having joined the Institute after successful stints with government-backed private equity and venture capital funds where she undertook dual legal and governance functions with equal ease, including undertaking the initial set-up.


Arwa has also worked in-house with the premier government business services company that was responsible for structuring companies to run efficiently, and also automating the services of a number of government authorities to make them available online to the Saudi public, therefore playing a proud part of the ‘digital revolution’ of Saudi Arabia.


Arwa is licensed to practice law before all Saudi courts, having been educated in reputable universities in Riyadh and London prior to obtaining her license. She has also worked in the legal department of the Royal Saudi Embassy in London. Arwa is also licensed notary.

Meet the rest of the team

Richard Attias
CEO
Richard is a trusted advisor to Heads of State, business executives and civic leaders looking to build influence and effect change
Rakan Tarabzoni
COO
Rakan is a motivational Executive Director, who has worked within multinationals and start-ups
Adam Jackson
Secretary-General
Over the past 20 years, Adam has advised both Royal Family Members and High Level members of Government and HNWI’s on multiple transactions and projects including those with Morgan Stanley Bank, BlackRock Private Equity Group and Lloyd’s of London amongst others.
Safiye Kucukkaraca
Head of THINK
Safiye is a business strategist focused on supporting national growth via relationship-building.
​​​Florence Dubois
Head of XCHANGE & Global Partnerships
Florence leads X-CHANGE which builds inclusive platforms for international dialogue and knowledge sharing
Anthony Berkley
Head of ACT
Anthony is someone who sees the big picture and always seems to be one step ahead of the market. ​Passionate and hardworking, he has a track record of creating long-term value
Arwa M. Al-Shaghrood
Head of Legal, Governance and Secretary of the Board
Arwa has experience of working in both the public & private sectors of KSA, having joined the Institute after successful stints with PE and VC funds where she undertook dual legal and governance functions with equal ease, including undertaking the initial set-up.