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Through our affiliations with Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ), Four Principles enjoy a unique relationship that links directly to Toyota, the motherlode of Lean methodology.

Applying their vast experience in the automotive sector, they’ve used their expertise and operations infrastructure to diversify into new sectors that contribute to the ‘infrastructure of life’ in the MENAT region.

With representation on our board, ALJ provides a powerful voice and presence for the Kaizen philosophy that guides everything we do.

Our managing partners, Seif Sheishakly and Patrick Wiebusch, augment the Lean heritage that drives Four Principles. Both steeped in Lean thinking, with backgrounds in Toyota and Porsche Consulting, they created Four Principles as the next logical step in redefining Lean for today’s globalised marketplace, making its benefits available to businesses and organisations of all sizes across all sectors and locations worldwide. It is their unique vision that provides the driving force that is shared by our board of directors.

Abdul Latif Jameel is comprised of diversified businesses with deep roots in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey (MENAT region).

From their modest beginnings since 1945 as a small trading business and then a Toyota distributorship in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, their businesses today represent some of the world’s leading brands, earning them their trust and building long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships.

Abdul Latif Jameel’s other core business areas besides transportation include engineering and manufacturing, financial services, land and real estate, energy and environmental services, consumer products, and advertising and media. Based in the MENAT region, Abdul Latif Jameel has a presence in more than 30 countries over five continents, including Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, North and South America. And it employs approximately 15,000 people of over 40 nationalities.

Omar H. Al-Madhi
Advisory Board Member

Education

MBA – MIT Sloan School, USA
Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering – the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Professional experience

Omar Al-Madhi is Senior Managing Director and Board Member of Abdul Latif Jameel Investments. He leads Abdul Latif Jameel Investments – a dedicated and well-resourced venture for Abdul Latif Jameel’s diversification efforts, building and investing in businesses that support ALJ’s growth and entry into new sectors and geographies.

Prior to taking up his current role, Omar was Chief Executive Officer of a major European-based global automotive manufacturing group in Saudi Arabia. He has also held a number of senior roles in the Saudi Arabian Government, including the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and Saudi Aramco, and was an advisor to the Minister of Labor. He has also previously spent time at McKinsey & Company.

Omar was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, joining the class of 2017. In naming him, the Forum characterised Omar as “a recognised corporate executive who has emerged a champion of job creation, employment and infrastructure in Saudi Arabia”.

Raad E. Al-Saady
Advisory Board Member

Education

Bachelor of Science in Management – Menlo Collage Atherton CA, USA

Professional experience

Raad Al-Saady is a Senior Managing Director, Business Development for Abdul Latif Jameel. He oversees all of the business development activities across all business sectors in global geographies outside Saudi Arabia.

Raad began his career in the technology venture capital sector in Silicon Valley before returning to Saudi Arabia to hold a number of leadership positions across financial services and automotive operations with Abdul Latif Jameel and is today based in Dubai, UAE.

Raad is an active member of various professional organisations and boards/committees including the executive committee of Saudi Airlines Cargo, chairman of the audit committee for Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia, NSV Automotive in the UAE, Four Principles Management Consulting, and a number of other Abdul Latif Jameel companies.

Sinan E. Al-Saady
Advisory Board Member

Education

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance – Boston College Massachusetts, USA
Real Estate Management program qualifications in finance design and development – Harvard and MIT.

Professional experience

Sinan E. Al-Saady is Senior Managing Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Land, the land and real estate development division of Abdul Latif Jameel. He oversees the activities and growth of the land and real estate development division which includes corporate and residential real estate development, asset management and master planned communities.

Sinan began his career in the consumer lending in the banking sector, led the turn-around of a major food retail chain in Saudi Arabia and founded and managed his own real estate consultancy before joining Abdul Latif Jameel Land.

He is an active member of a number of boards/committees including Abdul Latif Jameel Real Estate Finance, Muheel Facility Management.

Dr. Ibrahim Badawood
Advisory Board Member

Education

Doctorate in Business Administration – the Arab Academy for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Egypt.

Professional experience

Dr. Ibrahim Badawood is a Managing Director of Community Jameel, a social enterprise organisation formally established in 2003 to continue the Jameel family’s tradition of supporting the community.

He leads Community Jameel which has activities in six key areas – job creation, global development, arts and culture, education and training, and health and social issues. Community Jameel is also a partner of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), supporting programs such as the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS), the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL), and the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in health (J-Clinic). Dr. Badawood is also the Director of Abdul Latif Jameel Chairman’s office.

Dr. Ibrahim joined Abdul Latif Jameel in 2000. Prior to this, he was General Manager of a science and technology center in Jeddah.

He sits on the Board of Directors for the Small Enterprise Center at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and previously the Students Fund at King Abdulaziz University. He is a regular editorial contributor to respected Saudi-newspapers.