As a figure of business, technology enthusiast, and investor, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud is a firm proponent of clean energy, healthy living, the humane treatment of animals, and a motivated voice for entrepreneurship. A member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, Prince Khaled was born in California and spent his youth in Riyadh under the mentorship of his father, philanthropist, and business magnate HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Chairman and founder of Kingdom Holding Company.
Today, with holdings on three continents, Prince Khaled stands at the gateway between the Middle East’s evolving economies and the Western world. As a venture capitalist advocating for climate change awareness, Prince Khaled is keenly interested in promoting sustainable business models. He is a prominent investor in green technologies, in line with his support of environmentally-sound businesses, including the burgeoning alternative protein and cellular agriculture sectors.
Considered a regional first-mover investor in the bioscience and broader deep technology segments, Prince Khaled is highly engaged with the food technology and food sciences industry. He continues to invest in and promote emerging technologies that serve as potential solutions to food security and sustainability concerns facing today’s global community.
Highly active in the green technology ecosystem, he often participates in events about sustainability, climate change, food security, and how food technology and breakthrough research and development promise to alleviate these pressing world issues.
Prince Khaled is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of KBW Ventures and works across several tiers and levels of the business. In the real estate and property markets, Prince Khaled serves as Vice Chairman and co-founder of Arada, a UAE-based development company. Aside from his work, Prince Khaled is an active mentor in the startup ecosystem, serves on the XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion challenge board, and supports many other entities bolstering entrepreneurs and innovators.
His passion for sports is translated into working toward a healthy and active community in his capacity as a volunteer, holding the role of President of the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA). As a subset of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Sport, the SFA is tasked with increasing physical activity and galvanizing community sport across Saudi society.