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Executive Team

Outlining our vision

Abdullah AlAfasi


Chief Institutional Affairs Officer

Prior to joining Alghanim Industries, Abdullah served as the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for the State of Kuwait. As a civil servant, Abdullah was one of the most highly praised and celebrated deputies in the ministry’s history. He was entrusted with various positions on the boards of the Central Bank of Kuwait, Public Authority for Industry, Environment Public Authority, Public Authority of Agriculture and Fish Resources, Public Authority of Manpower, Youth Public Authority, Kuwait Center for Scientific Research, and the Competition Protection Authority, where he was Vice President of the Board of Directors. Abdullah holds a Master of Sharia and Law degree from Egypt, and Sharia from Kuwait University, as well as a Bachelor of Law from Delmon University for Science & Technology, Bahrain.


Our Executive Team

Kutayba Y. Alghanim

Executive Chairman

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Samir Kasem

Chief Executive Officer

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Robert Etman

Group Chief Financial Officer

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Dr. Fawaz Alawadhi

Chief Legal Officer

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Bill O’Shea

Chief Financial Officer

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Samer Sayegh

President – Retail, Distribution, F&B and Customer Engagement

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Farid Anabtawi

President - Automotive, Manufacturing and Engineered Products

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Hashim Gillani

President – Strategy, Business Development and M&A

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