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Goldman Bankers Join Saudi Media Group With Global Ambitions

The King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Photographer: Tasneem Alsultan/Bloomberg
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Saudi Research & Marketing Group hired two bankers from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in the Gulf as one of the Middle East’s biggest media companies shakes up its senior ranks and looks to bolster its regional and global presence.

Mohamed Nazer, who most recently served as executive director for Goldman in Riyadh, became the firm’s new chief financial officer earlier this year, according to his Linkedin profile. The Saudi company also named Abdulaziz Altayar, previously an associate for the U.S. bank in Dubai, as its new head of corporate development, said people familiar with the matter.