World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Omar Alghanim

Company: Gulf Bank

Designation: Chairman

Country: Kuwait

Omar Alghanim was elected as the chairman of Gulf Bank in March 2013. Previously, he held the position of deputy chairman after his election in 2012 and he was serving as board member since 2009. Omar is also the chief executive officer of Alghanim Industries, a privately owned company with business operations in 40 countries world-wide. He joined the company in 2002 as general manager of the Technology Division with full P&L responsibility. Based on the division’s performance, he was promoted to executive director in 2004 with broader management responsibilities. After leading the successful turnaround of the company by rejuvenating the management team, Omar was again promoted to the position of CEO, a position he has been holding since 2005.

Born to lead

Omar Alghanim hails from one of Kuwait’s top business families.