“Alsubeaei established a financial empire rooted in two incentives — utter devotion to God and his persistent resoluteness. The path before Alsubeaei and his generation of pioneers was neither streamed with rivers nor strewn with flowers. He achieved success before Saudi Arabia got the blessings of great wealth through the discovery of oil. A fervent patriot, he played a crucial role in helping shape the emerging Kingdom into a strong and modern state. The astonishing pace of change in Saudi Arabia during the 20th century forms a backdrop to the story of this extraordinary man.”

“Huda Alsubeaei’s book is worth reading for all those who want to know more about Saudi Arabia’s history, culture and business environment.”