Top 10 Kuwaiti Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Kuwaiti Entrepreneurs

Who are the top ten entrepreneurs in Kuwait? What companies do they own, and why are they famous? Check out this post for the details!


10 Best Kuwaiti Entrepreneurs

Kuwait is one of the wealthiest countries in the Middle East and a good place for entrepreneurs to seek investment opportunities and run successful businesses. The country has a supportive government, strong economy, and ease of business due to friendly laws and regulations. Here are the top ten Kuwaiti entrepreneurs for your inspiration. Read on!

1. Mohammed Alshaya

Mohammed Alshaya is chairman of the Alshaya group of industries, a family trading business founded in 1890. Alshaya is behind the development of Mabanee Company SAK and Kuwait’s largest mall. Alshaya also invests in residential and commercial real estate projects.

2. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim

Kutayba Alghanim is the executive chairman of the Alghanim group of companies and sells Ford and GM cars in Kuwait. Yusuf also owns one of the top electronic retail companies and numerous restaurants in Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Middle Eastern countries.

3. Mohammad Saud Al-Osaimi

Mohammad Saud Al-Osaimi is the CEO of Boursa, one of the leading companies in Kuwait. Saud has made substantial efforts to become the top entrepreneur in Kuwait for his development and reforms in the capital markets.

In addition, Saud has expertise in defining and implementing a vision, mission, and strategic objectives for companies that become partners of the Boursa. Saud Al-Osaimi has favorable recruitment policies, creating new business and employment opportunities in Kuwait.

4. Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi

Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi is one of the top entrepreneurs and leaders in Kuwait due to his profitable businesses in various industries. Al-Kharafi is the chief executive officer and vice chairman of Zain Group in Kuwait. In addition, Al-Kharafi achieved the honor of the most influential Arab in the business world.

5. Tarek Sultan

Tarek Sultan is Agility’s vice chairman and CEO, a profitable global supply chain company. Sultan is an investor and leader of innovation in Kuwait, streamlining supply chain processes. Sultan’s leadership has made Agility the most reputable supply chain company with cutting-edge technology and sustainable operations.

6. Bassam Alghanim

Bassam Alghanim is a shareholder in Alghanim industries and one of the top entrepreneurs in Kuwait. Bassam also sells Honda and GM cars in Kuwait and other Middle Eastern countries. In addition, Bassam owns a consumer electronics retail company in Kuwait, offering state-of-the-art products.

7. Muhannad Mohammed Al-Kharafi

Muhannad Mohammed Al-Kharafi is the vice chairman of Al-Kharafi and Sons. He is the former owner of the Nottingham Forest football club and the leader of the business community in Kuwait. Moreover, he is a stakeholder in several companies in Kuwait, including the telecom firm known as Zain Group. Al-Kharafi made over $3.6 billion in 2016.

8. Fawaz Al Hasawi

Although Fawaz Al Hasawi belongs to the wealthiest family in Kuwait, he is also a businessman and entrepreneur, running various businesses in numerous industries, including telecom, IT, oil and gas, etc. Rumors are that Al Hasawi has bought Nottingham Forest Football Club as a chairman.

9. Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen

Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen is the owner and chairman of Bukhamseen Group Holding, Al-Houda hotels and Tourism, Misr International Towers, and Annahar Newspapers. Jawad also owns Al-Arabiya Real Estate Company.

10. Maha Al-Ghunaim

Maha Al-Ghunaim is one of the most reputable businesswomen in Kuwait and is known for her contributions to business development in the GCC region. She manages Global Investment House, a Kuwaiti investment firm, and is a pivotal figure in the banking and finance industry. She has been running the GIH for more than 30 years with higher profits.

Final Words

Although most people think the UAE and Qatar are the leading countries for entrepreneurs, Kuwait is not behind in the list of the most influential business leaders and entrepreneurs. What they have achieved through their hard work and commitment is an inspiration for young entrepreneurs.


  • Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
  • Photos from Unsplash & canva.
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