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The Chairman & CEO

TALAL MALIK

Talal-Malik-Official-Photo-Large-B-W-En 1Talal Malik (/tˤalaːl maːlik/ tə-LAL mə-LIK / Arabic: طلال ملك) is an entrepreneur, adviser and humanitarian. He is the Chairman and CEO of Alpha1Travel and a strategic adviser to governments, companies and institutions around the world.

As the Chairman and CEO of Alpha1Travel,  he has worked with or been recognised by some of the world’s most influential people, institutions and companies.

As a trusted adviser, he has been recognised by seven of the G20 Head of State Offices, all six of the Royal Courts of the Gulf Co-operation Council, and many of the world’s leading corporations, institutions businessmen, investors and philanthropists.

As a humanitarian, he has worked in consultation with the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary General on the promotion and institutionalisation of the Sustainable Development Goals since 2014, and prior to that worked with the United Nations in 2000.

Early life and education

Talal Malik was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Westminster, London, UK. He is a British citizen of Middle Eastern and South Asian heritage.

He attended the English School in Kuwait, Hill House International School in London, United Kingdom and Montreux, Switzerland and Queen Elizabeth’s Boys School in Hertfordshire, UK. Malik read Oriental Studies at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, specialising in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

 

Advisory & Executive Career

Talal Malik’s current advisory work  focuses on governance, strategic intelligence and influence. His work has been recognised by seven of the G20 Head of State Offices, the Executive Offices of the United Secretary General and many of the world’s leading institutions and as corporations such as Google, Uber and Tesla, energy titans such as the Saudi Ministry of Energy and Saudi Aramco, sovereign wealth funds such as the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and the Public Investment Fund and think tanks such as the Aspen Institute and the World Economic Forum, Davos.

His global thought leadership through contributions in books, articles, speeches and interviews has helped influence international policy-making on topics including the rise of China, its relationship with the Middle East and its global influence, technology disruption, the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals, Brexit, the election of US President Donald Trump, The World Economic Forum, Davos, and the Accession of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

From 2008 to 2014, Malik was the Head of External Relations for the Middle East for McKinsey & Company, acting as the consulting firm’s senior management adviser based in the region and responsible for building relationships with the Royal Courts of the Gulf Co-operation Council, including the Royal Diwan of Saudi Arabia. During this period, Malik was also recognised as a Senior Business Leader by UNCTAD XII in 2013 and by the TIME-CNN-Fortune Global CEO Forum in 2010.

From 2005 to 2007, Malik was Correspondent and Producer for Reuters at its Global Headquarters in London, where he was responsible for the first simultaneous global release of a story across the newswire, broadcast and over the Internet in 2006.

Humanitarian Work

Since 2014, Talal Malik has worked in consultation with the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary General on the promotion and institutionalisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including through visits to New York, USA; Beijing and Tianjin, China; Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Jeddah, Riyadh and King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia.  In 2007, Malik interviewed Jeffery Sachs, the key architect of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, following his earlier work with the United Nations in Jordan in 2000.

Timeline

9 January 2018 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, publishes his opinion editorial ‘Discovering Your Life Purpose’, which appears in ‘The Huffington Post US’‘Arab News’ and Medium.com in English, as 发现你人生的意 in Mandarin on Medium.com, as ‘Поиски смысла жизни’ in Russian on Medium.com as ‘גילוי מטרת חייך’ in Hebrew on Medium.com and as ‘اكتشاف الهدف من حياتك’ on Al-Iqtisadi and Medium.com in Arabic.

25 October 2017 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, meets HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al- Saud of Saudi Arabia.

21 September 2017 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, attends the United Nations General Assembly Week (UNGA) in New York, USA, with official visits to the World Economic Forum HQ.

24 January 2017 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, publishes his first opinion editorial ‘The Davos Inflection’ at the historic  World Economic Forum in Davos in 2017, which appears in ‘The Huffington Post US’‘Arab News’ and Medium.com in English, as ‘达沃斯转折点’ in Mandarin on Medium.com, as ‘Влияние Давоса’ in Russian on Medium.com, as ‘התפנית של דאבוס’ in Hebrew on Medium.com and as ‘انعطاف دافوس’ on ‘Al-Iqtisadi’ and Medium.com in Arabic.

17 January 2017  – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, gives his first interview to ‘The National’ in relation to global governance and his work with the leadership of China in an article titled ‘China’s Xi defends globalisation at WEF annual meeting in Davos’ by acclaimed journalist, Frank Kane.

17-20 January 2017 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, attends the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

22 November 2016 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, publishes his opinion-editorial article ‘American Future X’ after the US Presidential Election of Donald J. Trump, which appears in ‘The Huffington Post US’‘Arab News’ and Medium.com in English, as ‘美国未来 X’ on LinkedIn.com in Mandarin, as ‘التاريخ الأميركي إكس’ on ‘Al-Iqtisadi’ in Arabic.

16 October 2016 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, commences in his role as a seconded Senior Adviser based at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Minerals (MEIM), advising the Chairman’s Office on Ministry-wide governance, strategy and strategic communications.

25 June 2016 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, publishes his opinion-editorial article ‘The British-EU Revival Imperative’ two days after the UK’s vote for Brexit, which appears in ‘The Huffington Post US’‘Al-Arabiya’ and Medium.com in English, as ‘英国与欧盟的复兴势在必行’ on LinkedIn.com and as ‘حتمية إحياء العلاقة البريطانية مع الاتحاد الأوروبي’ on ‘Al-Iqtisadi’ in Arabic

8 June 2016 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, gives his first global interview to ‘The Financial Times’ on Saudi Arabia’s historic tax proposals.

26 March 2016 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, publishes his opinion-editorial article ‘Harnessing Disruption’ about the contemporary and future impact of technology in our world, which appears in ‘The Huffington Post, US’ in English, as ‘驾驭中断’ on LinkedIn.com in Mandarin and on ‘Al-Iqtisadi’ as ‘اغتنام الزعزعة’ in Arabic.

1 March 2016 –  The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, gives his first official interview about the governance and future of Egypt to the government-owned ‘Al-Akhbar Al-Youm’ on the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, in an interview in Arabic titled as ‘حوكمة مصر والاستراجية للمستقبلها’.

23 January 2015 –  The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, publishes his opinion-editorial article ‘Poverty, People, Planet’ about the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (‘Global Goals 2030’) in consultation with the United Nations Secretary General’s Office, which appears in ‘Al-Arabiya’‘The Business Times, Singapore’‘The Saudi Gazette’ in English, and as ‘لا نترك احد لميصرة’  in ‘Al-Iqtisadi’ in Arabic.

10 November 2014 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, commences advising and consulting with the United Nations Secretary General’s Office on the Sustainable Development Goals (‘Global Goals’).

21 October 2014 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, publishes his opinion-editorial article ‘The Age of Convergence’, based on his inaugural visit to China, visiting Beijing, attending his inaugural World Economic Forum (‘Summer Davos’) in Tianjin, which appears in ‘Al-Arabiya’ and ‘The Saudi Gazette’ in English and as ‘عصر التقارب’ in ‘Al-Iqtisadi’ in Arabic.

31 August 2014 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, completes his tenure as the main senior management and strategic communications adviser in the Middle East to the senior and global leadership of the consulting firm, McKinsey & Company.

4 December 2013 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, gives his first global interview to Xinhua, the official state news agency of the People’s Republic of China, published in Mandarin as ‘埃及引500亿美元外资达初步意向 仍有质疑声音’.

1 July 2008 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, commences his tenure as the main senior management and strategic communications adviser in the Middle East to the senior and global leadership of the consulting firm, McKinsey & Company.

23 February 2008 –  The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, becomes the first VIP guest of the Government of Dubai to fly over, view and showcase the Burj Khalifa after it has become the world’s tallest man-made structure, the World Islands upon their completion as the world’s first man-man archipelago islands viewable from space, and the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah at its completion, on the same date as the accession of Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamden bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.

8 November 2007 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, publishes his feature interview article, ‘Heal the World’ with Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on the Millennium Development Goals.

18 April 2007 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, completes his tenure as a producer, correspondent and multi-area expert adviser at Reuters’ Middle East HQ in Cairo, Egypt.

5 August 2006 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, commences his tenure as a producer, correspondent and multi-area expert adviser at Reuters’ Middle East HQ in Cairo, Egypt.

26 December 2005 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, officially launches his real estate company in a world-wide television launch viewed by 2 million people, featuring projects such as the world’s largest building complex project and second tallest building in the world.

5 August 2005 – The Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, commences his tenure as a producer, correspondent and multi-area expert adviser at Reuters at its Global HQ, Canary Wharf, London, UK.

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