Saudi Arabia has shifted to the Gregorian or "Western" calendar as a basis for paying civil servants as part of an austerity package.
"Over a twenty-five-year period of leading global public and private companies, he has established himself as an innovative thinker in the international business world." Froozer also cited the "significant amount of time and energy" Hague devotes to nonprofit charitable work and has helped raise more than 0 million over the past few years.
"This mirrors our corporate philosophy and was an important consideration for bringing Des on board, as opposed to an isolated, out-of-character incidence from the past," Froozer said.
() At a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries on Thursday, no agreement was reached on a Saudi Arabian proposal for an oil production cap to stabilize crude prices. () More than a quarter of the revenue generated by German firms exporting military equipment in 2012 hailed from one country, Saudi Arabia.
Despite an overall decline, the annual arms export report has courted criticism.
The birthplace of Islam containing Mecca - Islam's holiest site - shifted to the Western Gregorian calendar on Sunday, bringing the oil-rich kingdom in line with many of its energy customers.
The Islamic lunar calendar is actually 11 days shorter than the 365-day solar year, which will actually save the kingdom money by cutting salary days for many public servants.
"I take full responsibility for my actions," Hague said in a statement at the time to the Canadian TV network Global News.
"This incident is completely and utterly out of character and I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed." On Friday, Hague told CNBC that before he got into the elevator with Sade, the dog He also said, "I've replayed the incident time and time again." Hague said Sade's owner remains a friend of his.
jar/rc (dpa) Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince has announced a sweeping economic reform plan for the kingdom.
The effort prmarily aims at using oil revenues to build a huge global investment fund and ensure diversification.
Hague, who earned at least .7 million annually, originally agreed with Centerplate as a condition of his continued employment to undergo anger management counseling, donate 0,000 personally to an animal charity and do 1,000 hours of community service. Hague's resignation days later came after a petition calling for his firing topped 150,000 signatures.