ABOUT US

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Essa Al-Saleh

Chairman
  • Al-Kout Board Chairman since July 2021.
  • He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Marketing – the University of Portland.
  • He has over 40 years of experience working in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.
  • He worked in several sectors in leadership positions, the most important of which are the petrochemical industries and industrial sectors.

Nawaf Arhamah

Vice-Chairman
  • Al-Kout board member since 2017
  • He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University in the United States of America and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Kuwait University.
  • He has over 20 years of experience in the petrochemicals, investments, and educational sectors
  • He currently holds the following positions
  • CEO of Strategy and Finance at Boubyan Petrochemical Company.
  • The Board of Trustees Chairman at the Gulf University for Science and Technology
  • The Board’s Vice Chairman and the CEO of Eyas for higher & Technical Education.

Ahmed Al-Gumar

Board Member
  • Al-Kout Board Member since August 2019
    He holds a master’s degree in Investment from Exeter University in the UK and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce with a major in Finance from Dalhousie University in Canada.
  • He has more than 15 years of experience in petrochemicals, industrial and investments sectors
  • He currently holds the following positions:‎
  • Chief Investment Officer at Boubyan Petrochemical Company.
  • Deputy Chairman and CEO of NCHC
  • Chairman of The Kuwait Foundry Company.

Mubarak Al-Hamdan

Independent Board Member
  • Independent Board Member in the company since January 27, 2019.
  • He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Gulf University of Science and Technology in 2007.
  • He has more than 15 years of experience in the investment and financial services sectors
  • He is currently working as a partner in Keepers Financial Consulting

Mohammed Al-Juaan

Board Member
  • Al-Kout Board Member since July 2021
  • He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from San Diego State University in 2013 and a PhD in Law from McGeorge School of Law in 2016.
  • He has 7 years of professional experience in the law sector
  • He is currently working as Lawyer at Meshari Al Osaimi Law Office

Nawaf Marafi

Board Member
  • Al-Kout Board member since August 2019
  • He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University – USA and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with honors from Cardiff University in the UK
  • He has over 24 years of professional experience.
  • He worked in several sectors in leadership positions, the most important of which are the financial services sector, the petroleum services sector, and industry.
  • He is currently working as Board Member and CEO in Al Imtiaz Investment Company.

Jassem H. Al-Shamali

Board Member
  • Al-Kout Independent Board Member since October 2022
  • He has more than 8 years of experience in the Investment and Business Advisory services sectors.
  • He currently holds the following positions:
    • Board Member & Member of the Audit & Compliance Committee in Ahli United Bank (UK) P.L.C.
    • Financial & Investment Advisor – Investment Sector at Public Institution for Social Security