Event Location: 
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, Kuwait
Event Date: 
10-11 December 2019
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Mr. Faisal Al Ayyar

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Mr. Faisal Al Ayyar
Executive Vice Chairman, Kuwait Projects Company (Holding) (KIPCO)
Speaker 2019

Biography

Mr Faisal Al Ayyar is Executive Vice Chairman of the Kuwait Projects Company (Holding). He joined KIPCO in 1990 when it was a US$ 220 million regional investment company. Under his stewardship, KIPCO has developed into one of MENA’s leading holding companies with interests in financial services, media, real estate, manufacturing and education, operations in 24 countries and consolidated assets of over US$ 32 billion. Of note is his leading role in the creation and development of OSN, the region’s largest pay-TV company, the development of SADAFCO, a leading dairy and foodstuff producer in Saudi Arabia, and the expansion and subsequent sale of Wataniya Telecom, a major regional mobile operator. Mr Al Ayyar is Chairman of Panther Media Group - Dubai, UAE (OSN). He is Vice Chairman of Gulf Insurance Group – Kuwait, of United Gulf Bank – Bahrain, of United Gulf Holding Company B.S.C. – Bahrain, of Jordan Kuwait Bank – Jordan, of Saudia Dairy & Foodstuff Company – KSA, and of Mashare’a Al-Khair Establishment - Kuwait. He is a Board Member of Gulf Egypt for Hotels and Tourism Company – Egypt. He is a Trustee of the American University of Kuwait – Kuwait, and Honorary Chairman of the Kuwait Association for Learning Differences – Kuwait. Mr Al Ayyar began his career as a fighter pilot with the Kuwait Air Force. Honors include the Arab Bankers Association of North America’s 2005 Achievement Award, the Tunis Arab Economic Forum and the Beirut Arab Economic Forum 2007 Achievement Awards and the Kuwait Economic Forum 2009 Award for his contribution to the investment sector and successes in the global financial market. Mr Al Ayyar was recognized by Kuwait’s Al Anba newspaper as the leading business and investment personality for 2018.