Global conglomerate Alpha1Corp International said on 17 April 2018 it was commemorating the five-year anniversary of the first public speech by its Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, in the City of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah (‘The Illuminated Metropolis’) in Saudi Arabia.
Talal Malik was invited to speak on the topic of global corporate governance, organised under the Royal Patronage of the Emirate of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia’s General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and Malaysia’s World Islamic Economic Forum (WIFE), and attended by the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Sri Tun Musa Hitam (pictured) and the Governor of #Malaysia’s Central Bank, Bank_Negara.
In his speech, Talal Malik stated that Islam’s maxim on corporate governance can be defined as ‘caveat venditor’ (Latin for ‘let the seller beware’), compared to the ancient Roman maxim of ‘caveat emptor’ (Latin for ‘let the buyer beware’), which has become increasingly globally prevalent. The remarks marked the first time in many centuries that #Latin would have been spoken in a public address in Islam’s second Holy City.
The event was one of the first to held in the Emirate of Madinah following the appointment of HRH Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud as the Governor of Madinah three months before, on 14 January 2013.
HRH Prince Faisal bin Salman, the son of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, completed his doctorate at St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, contemporaneous with Talal Malik, who was based at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.
Talal Malik on 11 April 2018 addressed the 2018 edition of the distinguished Top CEO forum, co-organised by INSEAD Business School, in Saudi Arabia on the plenary session, ‘A New Era’, about the strategic future direction of economies in the Middle East, focusing on rebalancing the labour market, GDP sector composition and infrastructure.
Alpha1Corp International is a global diversified conglomerate focused on education, strategic consulting, private equity, travel and tourism, media and entertainment and technology, which has worked with or been recognised by some of the world’s most influential people, institutions and companies since 1999.