Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Tareq Abdullah Al Qahtani
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Tareq Abdullah Al Qahtani

Industry: Industry

Company: Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al Qahtani Group of Companies

Designation: Director

Country: Saudi Arabia

Originally founded by Sheikh Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al Qahtani in the 1940s as a wholesaler and supplier of food products and materials, the Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al Qahtani Group of Companies has been expanded to cover various sectors and considered to be one of the largest and most reputable privately owned companies in Saudi Arabia with excellent relationships in both government and commercial sectors.

Its chairman, Tareq Abdel Hadi Al Qahtani, has grown and diversified the company into supplying other industries including petrochemicals and the oil and gas sectors. As the need grew for local manufacturing and products, the group diversified in the 1950s to include manufacturing, contracting and services. Other sectors targeted by the group include insurance, travel, tourism and transportation. In the 1970s, in a bid to diversify its investment portfolio outside its headquarters in Dammam, the group established an office in Texas, and it has subsequently established other offices in Europe and other locations.