Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Marwan Boodai
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Marwan Boodai

Industry: Transport

Company: Boodai Corp

Designation: Chairman

Country: Kuwait

The CEO of Boodai Corporation since 1995, Boodai has steered the company in its evolution into one of Kuwait’s most respected business conglomerates.

Its brands, owned and operated through subsidiaries, include Alrai-TV, Alrai daily newspaper, Jazeera Airways, Hilal Cement, City Bus, JTC Logistics and Boodai Trading. In 2005, Boodai, established Jazeera Airways, a budget carrier. The move ended Kuwait’s 50-year dependence on a single national airline. The carrier posted a 32 percent increase in profit last year. Boodai told Arabian Business last year that Jazeera would definitely be interested in taking part the privatisation of national carrier Kuwait Airways.