The U.S.-Saudi Business Council has recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Joseph Szlavik, Vice President of the MENA Region for Redwood Global and one of the Council’s leading Chairman’s Circle Members, on the opportunities for both U.S. and Saudi companies within the Kingdom. Founded in 2015, Redwood Global is an investment firm specializing in infrastructure and energy which focuses on markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Saudi Arabia, as well as across the Middle East. The company is dedicated to promoting sustainable development, in addition to the expansion and diversification of investment opportunities and potential for both individual and government sectors. Redwood Global’s primary objectives in Saudi Arabia support the strategic objectives of Vision 2030; through this effort, the company has worked closely with leading organizations such as The Atlantic Council, LSI, Society of American Military Engineers, Mapa Construction and Trade, and SPECTRUM Group, among others. In our discussion with Redwood Global, we spoke about the following topics:
Redwood Global’s portfolio extends to infrastructure, aviation, hospitality, among other industries. The company also has 15 offices located in 12 countries around the globe. Can you expand upon your activities in any of these industries and where the potential investment opportunities exist?
Redwood Global Inc, affiliate of the Mapa Group, is a vibrant organization with over 20,000 staff members working across all our key sectors, governed by an experienced management team committed to delivering every project on time and budget.
Redwood – Mapa Group has transformed and shaped landscapes for nearly half a century. We have created sustainable infrastructure across key sectors: hospitality, renewable energy, airports, and air freight for governments and private companies through honed expertise, in-depth knowledge, and meticulous project management. At Redwood – Mapa Group, we combine our expertise with a substantial investment capability to design, construct and maintain complex infrastructures such as transportation, power, and utility systems, including commercial and residential developments. Our primary function is to explore and support sustainable growth and continuously expand our coverage for the private and public sectors by investing in well-positioned partnerships to create long-term impacts.
Saudi Arabia is heavily focused on developing and advancing new industries such as renewable energy. This is one area where Redwood Global specializes in investment and other operations. Can you expand on your involvement in this industry?
We make every effort to take our corporate social responsibilities seriously and are committed to advancing our policies and systems to promote an ethical business environment. We recognize that our social, environmental, and ethical conduct impacts our reputation. Therefore, we commit to continual improvement in our performance, efficient use of natural resources, and aspire to provide our services with zero harm to the community and environment.
Redwood Global Inc. recognizes the renewable energies sector’s tremendous growth for achieving a more sustainable future. As a U.S.-based company specializing in developing solar and wind power globally, our goal is to be a leader in providing green energy products, as well as providing top-quality public service. Redwood’s energy systems are custom planned and analyzed for compelling commercial results giving the investor a competitive return on their investment.
Creating an Impact: As the technology for renewable energies continues to become more accessible, more communities are becoming less reliant on diesel fuel generators. Redwood’s ideal world is quieter, cleaner, and cheaper. Redwood – Mapa Group’s capabilities blueprinting micro-grids for your community is a simple process for our engineers, whether in the U.S or abroad. Our ability to generate and store your energy at high capacity will prove to you that our vision is yours as well.
What is Redwood Global’s outlook for the Saudi market and the direction it is headed under Saudi Vision 2030?
Built on decades of cooperation, the United States-Saudi Arabian bilateral relationship continues to display the vibrancy and rigor of the Kingdom’s economy to the international business community.
Demonstrated by the H.R.H. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the U.S., growing investments in complex infrastructure and soft services suggest that the bilateral relations are fostering an exponentially expanding market. Redwood Global Inc., which operates with Mapa Group in Saudi Arabia, aims to participate in Vision 2030 and beyond, marking this as an opportunity to promote discussions in growing water and infrastructure investments within the near future.
Accompanied by international efforts to continue to stimulate Saudi Arabia’s modern economy, the Kingdom’s excellent progress continues to mold the future of the MENA region within the coming years, making Redwood Global Inc. proud to be a part of this superb revitalization process.