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Alistair Smith
Senior Vice President Human Resources at Riyad Bank


Alistair is a certified coach and leadership specialist with 20 years of human capital experience. He works with the Bank’s executives and leadership talent to drive the Bank’s strategic agenda, through the delivery of enhanced experiences, action learning projects and dedicated development journeys. Alistair has been supporting HC leaders at Riyad Bank since 2015. Prior to joining Riyad Bank, Alistair was delivering global talent solutions for companies including Cisco, Lenovo, Merrill Lynch and E&Y. Before embarking on his career in human capital, Alistair practiced as lawyer for 8 years. IN addition to Saudi Arabia, Alistair has lived and worked in South Africa, China and the UK. His current interests include narrative coaching and the power of personal stories.

Alistair is married with 2 children and lives in Riyadh. He enjoys reading, playing golf (badly) and supporting Liverpool FC.

Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: The New Leadership Agenda: What did We Learn from the Pandemic?