Omar K. Alghanim 

Omar K. Alghanim
Chief Executive Officer

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 US$71 billion merger of Astra and Zeneca to form AstraZeneca, the US$29 billion merger of Hoechst and Rhone-Poulenc to form Aventis and on the US$400 million & Euro 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 US$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 MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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