• About Alghanim Industries

  • About Alghanim Industries

About Alghanim Industries

Alghanim Industries is one of the largest, privately owned companies in the Gulf region. A multi-national company in outlook with operations in 40 countries, Alghanim Industries is a multi-billion dollar conglomerate with more than 30 businesses. The company has been recognized as one of the Best Employers in the Middle East and one of Asia’s Best Employer Brands, as well as having

The best corporate governance in Kuwait.
Alghanim Industries has an 80+ year heritage as a successful commercial enterprise in the Gulf region, with a proven track record of reacting to economic and market changes. As a result, this diversified multi-national corporation has built a reputation synonymous with market leadership.

Key facts and figures about Alghanim Industries:

  • We deal with over 300 global brands and agencies
  • We have a strong presence in the Middle East, India and Turkey, with operations currently extending to Eastern Europe, Africa, East and Southeast Asia
  • We are a market leader in almost every major business in each major geographical area in which we operate
  • We employ almost 14,000 employees from across 64 nationalities
  • We have a long history of success built upon the early adoption of global best practices
  • We are a highly-respected family and brand name in the region

Omar K. Alghanim

(Chief Executive Officer)

CEO of Alghanim Industries

Omar K. Alghanim (Chief Executive Officer) Alghanim Industries

Prior to joining Alghanim Industries, Omar worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in London where he was involved in a range of financial advisory transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and corporate finance. During that time, Omar worked on large global transactions such as the $71 billion merger of Astra and Zeneca to form AstraZeneca, the $29 billion merger of Hoechst and Rhone-Poulenc to form Aventis and on the $400 million & €300 million Sovereign bond issuance by the Republic of Lebanon.

Outside his operating responsibilities, Omar holds the position of Chairman of Gulf Bank, a publicly-listed retail bank with a market capitalization of $5 billion, and represents his family’s majority share in the bank. Omar is a founding shareholder of Perella Weinberg Partners. Moreover, he is the Chairman of INJAZ Kuwait (a non-profit organization focusing on youth development

programs) and a board member of the INJAZ MENA regional board. Omar has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from New York University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.