Mohammed Hassan Ali Abudawood represents the second generation of the Abudawood family in modern day business, working in joint ventures dealing with retail FMCG products, such as Clorox from the USA, or institutional cleaning products like Ecolab or Arpal. He has also dedicated many years to public service.
He was selected by the council of ministers to be a board member of Jeddah Urban Development and Regeneration Company (JUDREC), representing the private sector from 2006 to 2015. This company was the first public-private partnership to develop the old city.
He was also a board member in Akhuzam Real Estate, a joint venture between Dar Alarkan (SAR17 billion publicly traded project) and Judrec.
Internationally, he was an advisory board member at Harvard University on many boards, and on the Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, the Harvard Journal and the Harvard John Kennedy School of Government’s dean advisory board.
He studied at the University of Arizona and at the Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.