College of Business invited Mr. Bader Alswailem, Chief Executive Officer of YANAL Finance Company (ORIX Group). Mr. Alswailem has more than 25 years of diversified experience between finance and business leadership roles. He is a CPA by both the American Institute for CPAs, and the Saudi Organization for CPAs. Throughout his career, he assumed senior finance roles and managed companies in retail, wholesale, projects, and finance business. In addition to his current role, Mr. Alswailem is also a Board Member and a Chairman of Audit Committee in several publicly listed, limited liability, and governmental companies.

The lecture titled “Why Finance & Accounting?” was presented to the students of College of Business. The presentation took place on Wednesday, December 8,2021 in the Lecture Theatre (F). 

Mr. Alswailem spoke in general about Finance & Accounting and the market demand for both professions. He emphasized that understanding Accounting and Finance is the first step to success in business. He gave examples of some Accounting & Finance famous executives with their success career stories in the kingdom and around the globe.

Mr. Alswailem then spoke from his own perspective about professional certifications and how they can help in advancing careers, such CPA, CMA, and CFA. Finally, he stressed to students there is no assumptions in business and understanding the financials can help understand the fundamentals of running the business and help in better business decisions.

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 and leaders as they talk about their experiences.  College of Business sponsors the weekly Executive Lecture Series to bridge the gap between the world of leadership and business education.