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Qatari Private Sector

An empowered private sector thriving on innovation sustains growth

As the economy diversifies and becomes more sophisticated, businesses such as Ali Bin Ali Group are prime examples of the strategic planning that has... Oct 14, 2016

Conglomerate | Middle East | Qatar

Almajdouie Group

A model of diversified business

Abdullah Almajdouie, President of Almajdouie Group

One of the country’s largest and most successful conglomerates, Almajdouie Group is also one of Eastern Province’s biggest success stories

Jul 22, 2016

Conglomerate | Middle East | Saudi Arabia

Dangote Group

A trend-setter for Africa’s leadership

Mr. Dangote’s ventures usually come hand-in-hand with investments in basic infrastructure such as roads and electricity supply, which benefit the local community

After three and a half decades in operation, the Dangote Group has grown from a small trading business in Nigeria to become sub-Saharan Africa’s... Apr 28, 2016

Conglomerate | Africa | Nigeria


A global community looking to the future

Countries up and down the continent are growing socially, politically and economically at unprecedented rates, and it is obvious that the continent has so much more to offer than many viewpoints suggest

Despite international prejudices, the African continent is emerging as world leader in terms of social inclusion, energy innovation and climate awareness

Apr 15, 2016

Conglomerate | Africa | Zambia | Namibia | Egypt

Egypt’s future

Diversification essential for long-term growth prospects

Magdi Kassabgui, Chairman of the Board, Reliance

Recently approved projects in infrastructure, oil and gas, industry, real estate and logistics will play a key role in Egypt’s future

Mar 08, 2016

Conglomerate | Others | Africa | Egypt

Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO)

Group’s success shows measure of private sector potential

Faisal Al-Ayyar, Vice-Chairman (Executive) of KIPCO (left), KIPCO Tower in Kuwait City. Photo courtesy of Ministry of Information (right)

Kuwait’s most successful privately-owned group invests in real estate on the back of post-crisis expansion, while also heavily supporting education... Mar 07, 2016

Industry & Trade | Conglomerate | Middle East | Kuwait

Youth empowerment in Kuwait

Private sector advocates youth empowerment

Bader Al-Kharafi, Director of the Executive Committee, M A Al-Kharafi & Sons Company

Bader Al-Kharafi, recently recognized as the 2nd most powerful Arab leader under 40, discusses the need for youth empowerment through education, private-sector... Mar 01, 2016

Industry & Trade | Conglomerate | Middle East | Kuwait

Yunus Brothers Group

“The world has to understand that Pakistan needs trade to expand its growth”

Muhammad Ali Tabba, Group Director of YBG

Yunus Brothers Group (YBG) is leading the way in Pakistan in terms of boosting the country’s trade and diversifying its economy.  With a... Feb 27, 2016

Conglomerate | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan

The growth of the Beximco Group

Diversified conglomerate aims to take Bangladesh to the world

Shayan F. Rahman, Director of the Beximco Group

Like Bangladesh itself, the growth of the Beximco Group has been rapid and unprecedented. With a presence in more than 45 countries, the company is... Feb 24, 2016

Conglomerate | Asia-Pacific | Bangladesh

Georgia’s Silk Road Group

Rebuilding the Silk Road: a new era of global trade

Perfectly situated at the intersection where East meets West, Georgia’s Silk Road Group is helping transform the region into a hub for global... Jan 08, 2016

Conglomerate | Eastern Europe and the CIS | Georgia

Business in Sudan

An investment success story

Sur International Investment Co Ltd, founded by Turkish investor Oktay Ercan, is a great example of private sector investment in Sudan. Companies owned... Jun 02, 2015

Conglomerate | Africa | Sudan

Investment in Egypt

Qalaa Holdings has invested $12bn in the region to date

Ahmed Heikal, Founder and Chairman of Qalaa Holdings

Companies such as Qalaa Holdings haven’t slowed their investment in Egypt over the years. Now, with so many large and mega projects in the pipeline,... May 13, 2015

Conglomerate | Africa | Egypt

Exploring new ground

Raito Kogyo
President of Kazuo Suzuki

Civil engineering firm Raito Kogyo, whose main business is in slope protection and stabilization,... Feb 01, 2018

Flexibility key to luxury retail growth

Abdul Mohsen Behbehani & Shahzad Gidwani
Director and General Manager, Trading Division, of Morad Yousuf Behbehani Group

The Worldfolio sits down with the leadership of the Behbehani Group, one of Kuwait’s... Jan 24, 2017

Innovative solutions for scarce resources

Khalid Abunayyan
CEO of Abunayyan Holding

As a 65-year-old diversified family company that has grown in tandem with the Saudi Arabia,... Dec 05, 2016

A partner in the transformation of Saudi Arabia

Hisham Al Bahkali
President & CEO of General Electric, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain

Having been present in Saudi Arabia for more than 80 years, General Electric announced investments... Nov 28, 2016

Renewables vital to the global shift to a smart energy mix

Masato Taguchi
President of Sinanen Co. Ltd.

Originally a charcoal manufacturer then later an oil & gas wholesaler, electricity reseller... Nov 15, 2016

A diversified media-mix strategy to bring niche into the mainstream

Shinichiro Inoue
Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer of Kadokawa Corporation

One of Japan’s largest publishers and particuarly well known for its manga and light... Sep 30, 2016

FMH continues to lead Japan’s content-media industry

Hisashi Hieda
Chairman and CEO of Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.

Continually producing content full of originality and creativity, from TV and internet channels... Sep 29, 2016

The real estate-railway connection reshaping Japanese cities

Hirofumi Nomoto
President & Representative Director of Tokyu Corporation

In nearly 95 years, Tokyu Corporation has become a key player in reshaping and rebuilding... Sep 27, 2016

The brand behind the brands

Takeshi Hirouchi
Representative Director and Chairman of Onward Holdings Co., Ltd.

You might not have heard about Onward Holdings, but you will surely recognize names such... Sep 12, 2016

Competition brings innovation

James Gatera
CEO of Crystal Ventures Ltd

According to James Gatera, CEO of one of Rwanda's leading private sector companies,... Sep 07, 2016

300 years history of "Abiding spirit and innovating power"

Akira Kokubu
Representative Director, Executive Vice-President & COO of Kokubu Group Corp.

More than three centuries of experience, proven resilience in the toughest of times, and... Aug 17, 2016

Ngali Holdings identifies strong development leverage in key sectors

Wilson Kagabo
Acting CEO of Ngali Holdings

Multifaceted Ngali Holdings is involved throughout Rwanda’s private sector and aims... Aug 16, 2016

Mayonnaise leader puts M&As on the table

Minesaburo Miyake
President & CEO of Kewpie Corporation

Japan’s condiment king Kewpie is aiming for global expansion, starting with liquid... Aug 10, 2016

Enterprise in synch with national vision

Adel Ali Bin Ali Al Muslimani
Chairman of the Ali Bin Ali Group

One of the largest retail and distribution companies of quality international products and... Aug 04, 2016

Constantly adapting to conquer all tastes

Mr. Takayuki Tsukuda
President of Lotte

As the global taste for new products grows and changes constantly, the Lotte Group successfully... Jun 16, 2016

Four key strategies to put Yamaha ahead

Takuya Nakata
President & Representative Director of the Yamaha Corporation

Yamaha began when its founder, Torakusu Yamaha, repaired an imported reed organ in 1887.... May 06, 2016

Department store leader talks retail

Hiroshi Ohnishi
President & CEO of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings

Head of one of Japan’s, and Southeast Asia’s, best-known department stores,... Apr 18, 2016

Tiret targets global know-how, markets and investment

Tadesse Kassa
CEO of Tiret Corporate

Integration of the value chain and synergies among its affiliates are putting Tiret Corporate... Apr 07, 2016

Media pioneer broadens its portfolio

Hisashi Hieda
Chairman & CEO of Fuji Media Holdings

Focusing on its popular content and a diversity of platforms and revenue streams, Fuji Media... Apr 06, 2016

With a clear focus on creation, Asahi Holdings looks to transform the precious metal business operations

Mitsuharu Terayama
President of Asahi Holdings

Asahi Holdings President Mitsuharu Terayama describes his motivations to dramatically increase... Jan 13, 2016

CSR and work/life balance initiatives help lift diversified conglomerate into the top 10 best workplaces

Anees Ahmed Moumina
CEO of SEDCO Holding Group

Rated as the eighth best place to work in the country, the Saudi Economic and Development... Jan 07, 2016


Kuwait Finance House

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Ultimate Developers Limited

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Qatar Petroleum (QP)

Our mission is to ensure the State gets maximum benefit...

Turkish Airlines

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