The membership of the Council comprises over 150 senior British and Saudi business representatives from all sectors, including larger corporates, SMEs and trade associations.


Our Key Objectives

 

01

Promote business and partnership opportunities in both Kingdoms, particularly for small and medium sized enterprises.

02

Provide support and advise to SBJBC members and potential members seeking to do business in either Kingdom.


03

Offer a voice for business concerns and potential barriers to trade with authorities in both countries.

04

Facilitate training, technology transfer and knowledge exchange between the UK and Saudi Arabia in support of Saudi Vision 2030.


The UK Secretariat of the Council (SBJBC UK) is a company limited by guarantee (not for profit), and an international affiliate of the British Chambers of Commerce. The Saudi Secretariat is based within the Council of Saudi Chambers in Riyadh.

The Council works closely with both governments as well as other trade associations in pursuit of its objectives.

Chairs & Co-Chairs

 

SBJBC is governed by UK and Saudi Co-Chairs who are elected by the SBJBC UK board and Saudi Executive Committee respectively. UK and Saudi Executive Directors and responsible for each Secretariat.

 
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The RT Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

UK Co-Chair

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Hashim Al-Awadhi

Saudi Deputy Co-Chair

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Jan Ward CBE

UK Board Member

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Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles

UK Board Member

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Sheikh Nasser Al Mutawa Alotaibi

Saudi Co-Chair

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Chris Innes-Hopkins

UK Executive Director

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Mark Wilson

UK Board Member

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Sir David Wootton

UK Deputy Co-Chair

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Jennie Gubbins

UK Board Member

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John Davie

UK Board Member

Our Vision: Saudi Arabia... the heart of the Arab and Islamic worlds, the investment powerhouse, and the hub connecting three continents.

See here for more information.

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