Who is Abdulla Al Humaidi? He is the CEO of Kuwaiti European Holding, a company that invests in a variety of industries such as oil and gas, real estate, construction, and more. This blog post will take a closer look at the successful investor and businessman´s career and what makes him one of the most successful CEOs in Kuwait. Abdulla Al Humaidi was born in Kuwait on December 5, 1959.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in the US, he returned to Kuwait, where he oversaw many different projects with his family’s company. He received a master’s degree from the London Business School and is now known as one of the most successful business people in Kuwait. The family company, led by Abdulla Al Humaidi, Kuwaiti Group for Development and Investment Holdings (KGDI), goes back generations to his father.
In 1981, the business was divided into two halves: one side owned by Abdulla Al Humaidi’s brother and the other half owned by Abdulla himself. After a few years of experience, Abdulla Al Humaidi moved to the United States, where he spent a lot of time working with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation. After a decade in the US, he decided it was time to return home and help his family’s company grow.
In 2000, his father handed over almost all of the responsibilities of the business to him. In 2004, the company began expanding with acquisitions across Europe. The investor´s family company now has many subsidiaries that own companies in Europe and the Middle East. Now at the top of his game, Abdulla Al Humaidi is recognized as one of the most successful businessmen in Kuwait. He established his reputation by taking risks that eventually paid off big time.