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Total CEO Steps Into Eye of Saudi Storm as Other Bosses Balk

Total CEO Steps Into Eye of Saudi Storm as Other Bosses Balk

From Bloomberg  Total SA boss Patrick Pouyanne proved once again that he’ll go where other business leaders fear to tread. The storm in Saudi Arabia caused by the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was too much for the chief executive officers of Siemens AG and BlackRock Inc., who pulled out of an investment conference in Riyadh this week. But the head of France’s oil giant didn’t just show up, he maintained a high profile. “It’s preferable to engage in frank and assertive dialogue, in which we make our values clear, with our partners” he said in the glittering plenary hall on Tuesday, looking relaxed in a navy blue suit alongside Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih. “We see what partnership means when you have a difficult time.” He later posted the same message to his roughly 8,000 followers on Twitter, alongside a picture of himself with a backdrop that read “Invest Saudi.”[Read More…]

October 24, 2018 - 4:18 pm Closing Bell Story