2023 Presidency


President of CAFS
Chairman of MBL Law Firm


Vice President of CAFS
Chairman of International Aramoon Co. Ltd.

Soufyan Al Kabbani

Vice President of CAFS
CEO of Saudico Electronic Systems


  • Doctorate in History, La Sorbonne, Paris
  • Master’s Degree in Advanced Diplomatic and Strategic Studies, Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies, Paris
  • Advanced Degree in Fundamental Rights, Nantes University
  • Master’s Degree in Law, FACO PARIS (Private Law and Economics University), Paris

Mohamed BEN LADEN has been the President of the Saudi-French Business Council (CAFS) since 2012.

He is also chairman of the MOHAMED BEN LADEN LAW FIRM (MBLLF), a law firm that he founded in Riyad in 1999, specializing in business law. He has developed a well-known expertise in the structuring of international agreements.

Mohamed BEN LADEN was the “Global Law Expert – Recommended Attorney” in 2014.

The firm that he presides over was awarded the prize for “Best Middle East Law Firm 2012” in Paris by the “International Legal Alliance Summit and Award.”

He is the arbitrator for the Commercial Arbitrage Center for Gulf States in Bahrain. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, the London Court of International Arbitration, and other international legal institutions.

Mohamed BEN LADEN is the author of many articles on the legal environment of foreign investments in Saudi Arabia as well as on the bilateral relations between France and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mohamed BEN LADEN is Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honor and Officer of the Order of Academic Palms.


Faiz Salem AL ELWEET was born in Riyadh. He studied civil engineering at King Saud University in Riyadh and graduated in 1988.

He is the Vice President of the Saudi-French Business Council since 2012, as well as a businessman who founded several companies in the Saudi Arabia and abroad.

In 1990, he established International Aramoon Co. LTD, a leading Saudi company in water Leak Detection and water loss reduction from networks, specialized in No-Dig Test & Repair of Water and Sewer Network. He is considered the local entrepreneur in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf in this field.

The Water Operation Project implemented by his company in Mashaer area in Mecca won an international award in Paris in 2018 by the Global Water Intelligence for the Smart Water Project of the Year.

In 1994, he established Faiz Alelweet Engineering Consulting Company. In 1996, he is co-founder of Al Safinate in France which is specialized in Arabian horses breeding and participating in horse racing inside and outside France. In 2014, he founded Aramoon Pipe Inspection and Rehabilitation LLC in Abu Dhabi UAE to provide the same services in the field of water and sewage. In 2017, acquired the majority of Aquageo the Spanish consultant, which is specialized in hydraulic modeling and consulting works for water networks.

Faiz AL ELWEET is member of the Saudi Council of Engineers, a member of the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT), a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and a member of the International Water Association (IWA).

He participated in many international conferences specialized in his field of work.

In 2012, Faiz AL ELWEET was decorated by The President of the French Republic with the French National Order of Merit Knight, one of the highest honors in France.


Soufyan Alkabbani is presently the CEO of Saudico Electronic Systems, a Riyadh based Information Technology service and solution provider.

He has thirty-two years of experience working in the field of systems engineering and analysis, which include scientific and business application design, using different application development tools across multiple computing platforms. During the last fifteen years, his focus shifted towards managerial and leadership roles.

Former Presidents

M. Abdul-Aziz AL-SHAIKH

President of CAFS
From 2003 to 2006


President of CAFS
From 2007 to 2012

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