100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40
Sun 19 Apr 2015 05:23 AM
Ghosson Al Khaled

Ghosson Al Khaled

Industry: Construction

Company: ACICO Group

Designation: Chief operating officer

Country: Kuwait

Citizenship: @ACICOGroup

Age: 37

Ghosson Al Khaled has climbed the corporate ladder within her family’s business step by step. ACICO started off as an industrial company specialised in autoclaved aerated concrete in 1990, and is now a business conglomerate consisting of ACICO Industrial, ACICO Construction, ACICO Cement, ACICO Real Estate and ACICO Real Estate — Hotels.

The company is listed on both Kuwait and Dubai financial markets. Working for a company with such a diverse portfolio, Al Khaled quickly became aware that her engineering degree from the Kuwait University School of Civil Engineering might not be enough for effective management. So, in a bid to understand different sides of the family business, she also earned a master’s degree in building science from the University of Southern California.