2012 | 05/17/2012
Americans never hesitate to pitch a good sports metaphor to help tell a story. In the case of the new “crop” of leaders managing the levers of Saudi Arabia’s economic direction we can share with you today the imagery of a team “on the upswing” just like SUSTG President Richard Wilson’s hometown favorite Major League Baseball team the Washington Nationals hopes to be this season. Saudi Arabia was already faring very well in a long season of economic progress, having weathered the global financial crisis much better than most of the field, and having a sound team strategy in place. Last December King Abdullah called up some stellar prospects to step into the lineup for the next innings. In this original SUSTG article, Wilson walks you through the new lineup: Dr. Muhammed Al-Jasser, Minister of Economy and Planning; Dr. Tawfiq al-Rabiah, Minister of Commerce and Industry; and Dr. Fahad Al-Mubarak, Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA).