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Omar K. Alghanim

Chief Executive Officer, Alghanim Industries

BA in Business Commerce, NYU Stern School of Business (1997); MBA, Harvard Business School (2002). CEO, Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately-owned companies in the MENA region. Chairman, Gulf Bank, one of the leading retail banks in Kuwait. Former Advisory Board Member, Perella Weinberg Partners. World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Chair of the MENA Regional Business Council (2015); Chair of the initiative ‘A New Vision for Arab Employment’; Co-Chair of WEF’s MENA meeting in Jordan (2015); Alumnus of the ‘Young Global Leaders’, WEF. Member of the MENA Advisory Council, UNHCR. Member of the MENA and Central Asia Advisory Board (MCAB), Harvard Business School. Board member of INJAZ Al ARAB, a regional NGO which helps to equip young people with entrepreneurial and financial skills, and part of Junior Achievement Worldwide; Founder and Chairman of INJAZ-Kuwait. Recipient of the Knowledge and Education Development ‘CEO Excellence Award’ from the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute (2016), which recognizes business leaders who have contributed to the growth and development of the Gulf region. Recipient of the CEO Middle East’s ‘Visionary of the Year’ award (2015); Recipient of the ‘Businessman of the Year’ award from Arabian Business Magazine (2013).