Skip to main content

Executive Team

Outlining our vision

Kutayba Y. Alghanim

Executive Chairman

As Executive Chairman of Alghanim Industries, Kutayba is the chief architect in setting the vision and growth strategy of one of the region's largest privately owned companies, ensuring that it continues on a trajectory of growth and prosperity.

He was first brought into Alghanim Industries by his father Yusuf Alghanim, making his mark before being chosen to lead the company as Managing Director. In this role, Kutayba introduced contemporary business culture and modernized the organization. Under his leadership, Alghanim Industries became the first company in Kuwait to have an IBM mainframe, and he used the automated systems to hire professional management. In order to identify and delegate responsibilities to talented, highly qualified managers, Kutayba shifted the culture of Alghanim Industries, encouraging feedback, professional criticism, and ideas from employees in all levels of the company. Through these key changes, Kutayba transformed the company from a family business to a privately owned, but professionally managed firm that became an example for others in the region to emulate.

Kutayba plays an active role in supporting quality education for youth, both locally and across the region. In 2003, he founded DIYA, an orphanage in Lebanon that is devoted to promoting the welfare of underprivileged children. His work with orphaned children extends to Kuwait, where he is involved with The Children Home project which includes the restoration and renovation of six homes, a central kitchen, and an outdoor play area.

Kutayba's initiatives across the region are recognized, such as building the iconic Yusuf Alghanim Library on the campus of Birzeit University in Palestine, his ongoing commitment to AMIDEAST and much more.

Kutayba attended Gordonstoun School in Scotland, and the University of California in Berkeley.

For more information about Kutayba Y. Alghanim, please visit:

Profile Pages:

Our Executive Team

Samir Kasem

Chief Executive Officer

Read Bio

Robert Etman

Group Chief Financial Officer

Read Bio

Dr. Fawaz Alawadhi

Chief Legal Officer

Read Bio

Bill O’Shea

Chief Financial Officer

Read Bio

Abdullah AlAfasi

Chief Institutional Affairs Officer

Read Bio

Samer Sayegh

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

Read Bio

Farid Anabtawi

President - Automotive, Manufacturing and Engineered Products

Read Bio

Hashim Gillani

President – Strategy, Business Development and M&A

Read Bio

© 2020 Alghanim Industries & Yusuf A. Alghanim & Sons, W.L.L

For an optimal experience please
rotate your device to portrait mode