Brad Bourland has been the Chief Economist at Jadwa Investment in Riyadh since June 2007. He is also Managing Director of Proprietary Investments, overseeing investment of the bank’s own capital and the Vice Chairman of the Management Committee.
Brad publishes regularly on issues related to the Saudi and global economies and the world oil market. He appears frequently in the domestic and international television and print media and is a regular public speaker.
For nine years prior to joining Jadwa, Brad was the Chief Economist at Samba Financial Group, formerly the Citigroup affiliate Saudi American Bank, in Riyadh. At Samba he was also head of cross-border risk management for the bank, which involved managing the bank’s exposures outside Saudi Arabia.
Prior to joining Samba, Brad spent 18-years as a diplomat, Economist, and Manager with the US Department of State.
During the last three years of his diplomatic career he was in Riyadh as the American Embassy’s First Secretary responsible for financial affairs, where he analysed the Saudi economy for the US Government and conducted financial aspects of US-Saudi relations, such as serving on the US negotiating team for Saudi accession to the World Trade Organisation.
Brad has a BA and MA magna cum laude from the University of Utah, and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder.