Stuart D'Souza

Stuart D'Souza

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, AEI Saudi
Stuart has spent the last 16 years living and working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, building a unique understanding of the complex and challenging Saudi marketplace. In 2013 he founded AEI, a consulting and support services business, and serves as the CEO. The company is focused on enabling foreign businesses to enter, establish and expand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Since 2013, AEI has flourished and supported over 1,800 foreign companies to achieve success in Saudi. Working with clients across all sectors from fintech to healthcare and from insurance to entertainment, clients large and small from around the world put their trust in AEI to access the unrivalled opportunities that Vision 2030 is creating . Stuart’s background as a senior commercial and procurement practitioner in the defence and government services sector has been an ideal foundation on which to build AEI. With over 200 employees in the Kingdom, AEI is trusted by both Governments and companies to provide advice, guidance and support to those seeking success on the ‘giga-projects’ such as Neom and Qiddiya as well as well those delivering smaller, niche projects.Stuart has worked as an adviser to a number of Government ministries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE. Additionally, he is often asked to provide commentary and analysis on the geopolitical situation in the Kingdom and the broader region.
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