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Lubna Olayan, a director of The Olayan Group and CEO of Olayan Financing Company, served as co-chair of the inaugural Saudi-US CEO Forum.

Coinciding with US President Donald Trump’s first official visit to Saudi Arabia, the forum featured the signing of dozens of agreements between US companies and the Kingdom. The organizers hope to make the forum an annual event, to boost bilateral trade and investment between Saudi Arabia and the United States.

The Olayan Group has named a new chief executive officer to head its global operations.  He is Robert G. Leary, a former top executive at TIAA and its subsidiary, Nuveen.

The Olayan Group has closed an investment in Andean Tower Partners (ATP), a company specializing in telecom infrastructure in the Andean region of South America. Other key institutional investors in this private placement are Equity International and TC Latin America Partners.

ATP was founded by Digital Bridge, a leading owner and operator of mobile and internet infrastructure globally. Digital Bridge has over two decades of experience in the telecom sector, with a proven track record in the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Peru. 

Olayan Kimberly-Clark Arabia (OKA) has expanded its manufacturing operations in Bahrain to include Huggies brand diapers for the first time. Two new machines at the facility will allow for the creation of 77 new jobs in the Bahrain market to produce and distribute Huggies diapers in the Middle East and Africa regions.

Olayan America, in association with Chelsfield, the European property group, has purchased 550 Madison Avenue in New York City.

The property is a landmark that has been known as the Sony Tower and before that the AT&T Building.  It is located between East 55th and East 56th streets in the prestigious Plaza District of Midtown Manhattan.  It was designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee and completed in 1984.  It is well-known for its Chippendale-style roof pediment and dramatic four-story glass-covered atrium.