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Who is Newcastle chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan? Mike Ashley replaced by oil baron after Saudi takeover

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NEWCASTLE UNITED’S Saudi takeover has been completed.

But what is known about their new chairman, Yasir Al-Rumayyan?

Yasir Al-Rumayyan is the new chairman of Newcastle
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Who is Yasir Al-Rumayyan?

Yasir Al-Rumayyan was born in 1970 and graduated from King Faisal University in 1993. He later completed a general management programme at Harvard Business School.

Al-Rumayyan, 51, is governor of the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) who along with Amanda Staveley of PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben brothers, have completed the Magpies purchase.

Al-Rumayyan is also chairman of the board of Saudi Aramco, the biggest oil company in the world.

The PIF group are believed to be worth a staggering £260BILLION, and have offices in London, New York and San Francisco.


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