Omar Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim has lived, studied and worked around the world including in the Middle East, Europe and the US. He brings a global outlook on business whilst showcasing a deep understanding of the ethos and history of GCC and more broadly, the MENA region.
In a business career spanning over 20 years, beginning as an M&A Analyst with Morgan Stanley, Omar has brought a unique skillset to his role as CEO of Alghanim Industries and Chairman of Gulf Bank.
Omar’s leadership style is founded on the principle of meritocracy, ensuring careers develop based on one’s performance as well as ideas winning regardless of the seniority of the person giving them.
Omar’s efforts to build a meritocracy at Alghanim Industries has been recognised by Harvard Business School where it is used as a case study for MBA students. His distinctive management style was also successful at Gulf Bank where he oversaw double-digit growth for seven years in a row, making the bank one of the fastest growing in the region.