Suliman played leadership roles on boards and councils of established corporations and institutions. Within Saudi Arabia, he was the founding chairman of both The Saudi British Bank and Saudi Spanish Bank. He served on the boards of Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabian Airlines, and Riyadh Bank. Suliman chaired the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry and later, the Council of Saudi Chambers. From 1980 to 1992, he co-chaired the high-level US-Saudi Arabian Businessmen’s Dialogue.
Internationally, Suliman served on the boards of CS First Boston, the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, and the American University of Beirut, which named its business school for him in 2003.
He was named Knight Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. He received the Great Cross of the Order of Merit from King Juan Carlos of Spain. And he was named Commander First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Photo: British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Stephen Egerton presents Suliman with his KBE Insignia, 1987.