Chairman, Jeraisy Group
Abdulrahman Al-Jeraisy is Chairman of the Jeraisy Group, a major company specializing in office furniture, information technology, and services.
Mr. Al-Jeraisy began his career at the age of 14 as a junior staff in a retail store, only to later become its manager. In 1958, he started his own business to merchandise office furniture and equipment. Riyadh House Establishment (RHE) has grown from a small firm to a giant business with diverse activities. The continued creation of new companies resulted in the formation of the the Jeraisy Group.
Mr. Al-Jeraisy is on the Board of Directors of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Arriyadh Development Authority, the U.S-Saudi Arabian Business Council, the Saudi Wildlife Fund Council, and the General Authority of Food and Medicine. In addition, he is a Member of the Saudi Team of the Arab Union of International Arbitration, Okaz Organization for Press and Publication, and the Prisons Council. He is President and Founder of the Committee for the Real Estate Supply Company.
Involved in a number of charitable organizations, Mr. Al-Jeraisy is Chairman of the Raghaba Charity Society and a Member of the the High Consultative Commission of Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Charity Foundation and the Riyadh Philanthropic Foundation for Sciences and of its Founding Committee. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz Private University, King Abdulaziz & His Companions Foundation for the Gifted, and Bin BAZ Charity Foundation. He is on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Philanthropic for Youth Marriage Support and the Board of Directors for ALBER Charity Foundation.
Mr. Al-Jeraisy received an Honorary PhD in Economics from Kensington University in Glendale, California. The University of the Americas awarded him an Honorary PhD in Business Administration and named him Honorary Professor and Fellow of Economics. Mr. Al-Jeraisy is the recipient of the King Abdul Aziz Medal of the First Order and was named Man of the Year by the American Biographical Institute in 2004.