Waleed holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics, complimented by a minor in Business administration from Boston University. He is a member of the Advisory Board to Boston University for Saudi Arabia of the Boston University GCC Alumni Association. He began his career at Citibank as a corporate banker, moving on to private banking, managing portfolios and advising Ultra-high net-worth individuals in Saudi Arabia. Waleed is fluent in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. He is also the Managing Director and Treasurer of the Gulf Latin America Leaders Council.