Year established 1956
There is little this family conglomerate is not involved in, as its operates in industries that include telecoms, retail, media, construction, real estate, hospitality, automotive and more. It is present in 25 countries including Kazakhstan, The Maldives and Senegal, and has an annual turnover of $5bn. Board member Bader Al Kharafi told Arabian Business he intends to further invest in sectors such as transport and renewable energy. He is also an avid supporter of gender equality and has launched women’s empowerment programmes at the firm.