Mr. Jim McDowel, CEO & MD BAE Systems KSA, spoke about Leadership and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the students of College of Business. The presentation took place on the 14th of April 2013.

Mr. McDowel started the lecture by introducing BAE Systems as a global company and its business in KSA. BAE Systems is a global defense, aerospace and security company with approximately 90,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.

Mr. McDowel then spoke about leadership as an earning trust and art of motivating people to act towards achieving a common goal. He stated some facts about FDI and BAE Systems definition of FDI. He also stated FDI is not just about money, it is a commitment to the national agenda. Leadership is about people.

The lecture is part of College of Business Executive Lecture Series to provide Alfaisal University students and guests from the business community the opportunity to learn from some of the country’s leading executives as they talk about their careers and leadership experiences.  College of Business sponsors the monthly Executive Lecture Series as a way to bridge the gap between the world of leadership and business education.