100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Ghosson Al Khaled

Ghosson Al Khaled

Industry: Construction and industry

Company: ACICO

Designation: COO

Country: Kuwait

Occupation: COO

Not content with her engineering degree from the Kuwait University school of Civil Engineering, Ghossan Al Khaled realised that she would need to understand two different sides of the family business if she was to make a success of her career at ACICO Group. So she took two years off work and completed a masters degree in building science from the University of Southern California. Although Al Khaled found herself managing hotels as well as building them — she quickly climbed the corporate ladder, becoming COO.

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