GTF 2012 Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship
Khalid Alkhudair is a Chartered Marketer from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Khalid’s holds various roles in various capacities. His current role is the Chief Operating Officer – Markets at KPMG in Saudi, Kuwait & Jordan, he is also the founder of Glowork.net a women empowerment initiative that has created thousands of jobs for women thus far and he is a Global Shaper (representing Saudi Arabia) at the World Economic Forum as well as the Riyadh Hub Curator. He returns to KPMG as an alumni after establishing Deutsche Gulf Finance’s brand, corporate identity and presence in the Saudi market as a leader in the mortgage industry, as well as leading them to 3 financial key international awards. His experience at KPMG has helped him secure an expertise insight into all the key aspects of strategic and successful marketing, which include Communication, establishing the in house PR department, CSR (KPMG Foundation), Event Management, Branding etc. Also throughout his time at KPMG Khalid managed to lead the firm to over 23 key awards in the space of four years, which were aligned to the firm’s overall corporate goals and strategy such as the Best Saudi Company to Work for award (top 3 position for 5 years in a row) and the King Khalid Award for responsible competitiveness twice. Khalid is an active writer and contributor in national and regional publications such as Gulf Marketing Review, Saudi Gazette, Arab News etc as well as publishing a book entitled “Communicating effectively in the work place”. All this led him to being awarded the Best Head of Marketing in the Middle East for 2010, Saint Mary’s University Young Alumni of the year, WAMDA Entrepreneur of the week in 2012 and Ranked #3 in the 30 under 30 Gulf Business Magazine powerlist. Khalid also sits on a number of Advisory boards throughout the world such as the CMO Council Advisory Board, the Country Officer for Women Campaign International (ALWANE), Steering Committee Member for women unemployment at the Ministry of Labor, Steering committee member on talent mobility for the world economic forum and an Advisory Member at Saudi Broadcasting.