Alfaisal University – Corporate Governance Center​




The Corporate Governance Index (CGI) ranks the publicly traded companies in the Saudi market according to their compliance to the related governance rules in the country and best governance practice around the world.

The Index and the ranking is managed by the Corporate Governance Centre (CGC) at the College of Business of Alfaisal University. For more information on the CGC, please go to:

The Index is announced on annual basis during the Annual Corporate Governance conference where the top companies are announced and awarded.



2018 CG Index


Top Ten Companies based on Cumulative CGI Score




Saudi Basic Industries Corp.


Saudi Airlines Catering Co.


Saudi International Petrochemical Co.


Saudi Investment Bank


Saudi Telecom Co. (STC)


Saudi Arabian Mining Co.


Savola Group


Saudi Electricity Co.


Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance Co


Almarai Co.


The full 2018 report can be found here -

In English:

In Arabic:

And more information on the 2018 results and methodology can be found here:


GCC BDI partnership with Alfaisal University



The GCC Board of Directors Institute (GCC BDI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia’s first private non-profit university, on 18 September 2018, with the aim of enhancing corporate governance practices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by blending academic rigor with best business practices.

This agreement seeks to promote initiatives such as the KSA Corporate Governance Index, which is published by the Corporate Governance Centre at Alfaisal University College of Business, facilitate the sharing of information and knowledge, create increased research capacities, provide thought-leadership and guidance, participate in industry events and seek mutually beneficial opportunities for development.

The signing of this agreement marks an important milestone. Saudi Arabia’s latest economic reforms require educational institutions to completely rethink their strategies. Grooming local talents to become board members that make decisions based on strong corporate governance principles is a long-term strategy to boost the competitiveness and attractiveness of Saudi Arabia as a business hub and investment destination.

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Alfaisal University was founded by the King Faisal Foundation in 2002 as one of the first Private Non-Profit, research and teaching universities in the Kingdom committed to achieving international standards of excellence. It has the support of national and international co-founders and distinguished Board Members that have continually supported the university in its mission to remain a student –centered institution committed to research.

Located in Riyadh, Alfaisal University is made up of five faculties, spanning from Business, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and General Studies offering undergraduate and graduate programs to male and female students in the Kingdom and the Region.