Saudi Arabia is getting big names in tech to help build its new mega-city
October 11, 2018 | World | No Comments|
Dubai (CNN Business)Saudi Arabia is attracting big names from around the world to advise on one of its most ambitious projects — building a futuristic mega city — even as questions mount about its role in the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, SoftBank (SFTBF) CEO Masayoshi Son, venture capitalist and Facebook (FB) board member Marc Andreessen and Y Combinator President Sam Altman, are among the tech, science and business heavyweights who have agreed to serve on the project’s advisory board, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
Andreessen declined to comment about the project. Kalanick, Son and Altman did not respond to CNN requests for comment.