Rakan Tarabzoni
COO
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia

Rakan is a motivational Executive Director, who has worked within multinationals and start-ups

Rakan is a motivational executive director who has steered business development across both start-ups and multinational corporations.

With over 20 years of experience at multinationals, Rakan specialises in revenue growth and marketing across the FMCG, banking and technology sectors. Throughout this time, he championed change at the business and cultural levels and implemented processes ensuring team and management integration.

Prior to joining the FII Institute leadership team, Rakan held the position of Head of Corporate Communications reporting to the Governor of the Public Investment Fund. During his time at PIF, Rakan led the creation and launch of the Future Investment Initiative, heading the management of the forum for the past three years. He also worked as business group lead at Microsoft.​

Meet the rest of the team

Richard Attias
CEO, FII Institute
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
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
​​​Florence Dubois
Head of XCHANGE & Global Partnerships
Florence leads X-CHANGE which builds inclusive platforms for international dialogue and knowledge sharing
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.
Safiye Kucukkaraca
Acting Head of THINK
Safiye is a business strategist focused on supporting national growth via relationship-building.