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ABJ Evening Speaker Event

  • 20 Jan 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Jeddah Hilton Hotel
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  • The American Business Group of Jeddah Evening Speaker Event - Guest Speaker is Mr. Ryan Gliha. Members fee is SR75 and non-members fee is SR 150

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American Business Group of Jeddah:
Guest Speaker Event

The American Business Group of Jeddah is pleased to invite you and your guests to our Evening Speaker Meeting on  Monday January 20th, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel. This event should prove itself to be an excellent venue to both learn from our guest speaker and network with our diverse business professional member base in Jeddah.

 Our special guest speaker will be the Honorable:
 Mr. Ryan Gliha

Consul General of the United States

Mr. Ryan M. Gliha arrived as Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on September 16, 2018.  A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, Ryan most recently served as Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim from November 2017 through August 2018 at the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar after serving as Deputy Chief of Mission there from 2015 through 2017.  Previously, Ryan served as Director of the Regional Media Hub and Arabic Language Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom from 2012-2015.  During that assignment, Ryan served temporarily as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Media in the Bureau of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2014.

This assignment in Jeddah marks a return to Saudi Arabia for Ryan, as he began his diplomatic career at the Consulate General in Jeddah as head of the Visa Unit from October 2002 to November 2004. Ryan’s other assignments include Cultural Affairs Officer in Beirut, Lebanon, Public Affairs Officer in Sanaa, Yemen, Public Affairs Officer in Beirut, Lebanon, and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in Washington.

Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the Honors College at Arizona State University.  After studying Central Asian history at Indiana University’s Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Ryan received a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.  Ryan speaks Arabic, French, Uzbek, and Persian. He is married to Jamie Tronnes and they are the proud parents of two children

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The Event Particulars:

The event cost for members is SR 75, non Members fee is SR150.  Members can register via the online registration process. For non members and guests, please contact Ms. Susan Darwish to arrange for registration and payment

Please confirm attendance:  Reserve today! Registration online    email: for guests.  Please send name, email and mobile of each guest. Bring exact change.

Jeddah Hilton Hotel.  Address:  Corniche Rd, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23511 Phone: 9200 03800

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 Please feel free to contact me for any questions or inquiries.


Susan Darwish



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