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Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Marketing & CSR,
Mr Banaja leads the SEDCO Holding’s marketing, corporate communications and CSR programs which includes the Riyali Financial Literacy Program targeted at reaching over 1 million Saudi Youth by 2018. He joined SEDCO Holding in 2011, having been VP Marketing & Communication at SEDCO Development, a SEDCO Holding operating company from 2010.
Before joining SEDCO, Mr. Banaja partnered with Seventh Art Group, the New York based real estate service provider, to launch its Middle East office in Dubai, successfully leading a number of projects. He has a diverse career across the real estate, financial services and consumer goods sectors, with earlier experience includes senior positions across the GCC region at SAMA Dubai, the National Commercial Bank (Investor Services Division), Unilever, and Gillette.
Mr Banaja is a BA graduate from Boston College, USA, majoring in Economics with a minor in Mathematics.