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16 Okt 2018


Business is boycotting Saudi Arabia's big conference. Here's who's still going

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... JP Morgan (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon and the heads of America's top investment firms — Blackrock (BLK) and Blackstone — are among the leading figures who have decided to stay away. Top executives at Ford (F) and MasterCard (MA) have also pulled out, and Google (GOOGL) said Tuesday that the head of its cloud computing business wouldn't participate in the event either. Three of Europe's top bankers — the CEOs of HSBC (HSBC), Credit Suisse (CS) and Standard Chartered (SCBFF) — pulled out on Tuesday. The chief executives of several prominent Asian and European companies — some of whom have benefited from hefty Saudi investments — are still planning to attend, or are refusing to talk about their plans... Here's a list of big names who are still planning to participate:

  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
  • Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser
  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
  • EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy
  • Thales CEO Patrice Caine

These executives have not yet commented on whether they still plan to attend:

  • SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son
  • Glencore Chairman Tony Hayward
  • London Stock Exchange CEO David Schwimmer
  • Societe Generale CEO Frédéric Oudéa
  • BNP Paribas Chairman Jean Lemierre
  • Accor CEO Sébastien Bazin