Fouad M.T. Alghanim

Mr. Alghanim is Chairman of the Fouad Alghanim & Sons Group of Companies, a multi-operational body of companies consisting of a number of fully independent divisions as well as fully and partly owned subsidiary companies based in the U.S., Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The Group engages in a number of diverse commercial enterprises which include direct representation of multi-national commercial contractors, manufacturers, civil construction and contracting, installation and maintenance of all forms of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment, investment project management, hotel ownership, telecommunications engineering and management, aviation projects, real estate development, industrial production and general contracting in both the local and international arena.

Fouad Alghanim & Sons Group consists of the following independent companies:

Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Co. – Civil and electro-mechanical engineering contractors classified in the first category. One of the largest three contracting companies.

Fouad Alghanim & Sons General Trading & Contracting Co. – National and international investments and manufacturers representatives.

Fouad M . T. Alghanim Est. – Consultancy services, manufacturers representatives.

Gulf Technology Electronics & Systems Co. – Security Systems, system integration, logistics, installation services and manufacturers representatives

Gulf Communications & Electronics Company – Communications, systems engineering & design, security systems and other intelligence devices.

Riham General Trading & Contracting Co. – Provides logistic support services, sponsoring services, installation and erection services, general trading & contracting, scaffolding systems, pumps for various applications, etc.

Alghanim Group of Shipping & Transport Company – provides professional and comprehensive services in all aspects of shipping, container handling, LCL and airfreight, warehousing, brokering, customs clearance, hauling and packing and represents various international shipping lines.

Kuwait Network Company W.L.L – Turnkey solution provider for expansion and maintenance of all types of telecommunication networks and systems, copper and fiber optic networks, digital equipment supply, installation, repair and maintenance services, design, supply and installation of WANs, LANs and fiber back-bone networks and fiber links, and all maintenance works associated with communication networks.

Al-Redab Real Estate Company - Owners and developers of properties in Kuwait and abroad, provides full scope of services from feasibility studies, financial cost appraisals, tender evaluation, project management and risk management services.

Gulf Industrial Technology – The first offset company established in Kuwait with Raytheon International Inc. in partnership with our Group to provide integrated logistics support in Kuwait for various international defense companies.

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing Company - Aircraft leasing, marketing, business jet management, air cargo operations, and aircraft management services.

United Aluminium and Metal Coating Company – Design, supply and installation of aluminium and glass for all classes of building projects, including skylights, windows and doors, exterior cladding of composite aluminium panels, space frames etc.

Chairman, Advanced Technology Company, Kuwait – One of the largest health-care equipment supplier and service providers enjoying 65% of the market share in Kuwait. (Fouad Alghanim & Sons Group is the majority shareholder in this company).

Chairman, Energy Int’l Petroleum Projects Company, Kuwait – A specialized company in the field of oil exploration/ production: trading of crude oil, gas, petrochemicals and its derivatives; providers of marketing services to international EPC contractors and investment in private sector participation in secondary and tertiary petrochemical sectors.

Chairman, Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing Company – A specialized company in the field of international aviation, owning business jets and other aircrafts in related services.

Director, Kuwait Medical Center Co., Kuwait. (Fouad Alghanim & Sons Group is the majority shareholder in this company).

Director, First International Merchant Bank Ltd., Malta

Other positions held:

  • Member, International Board, U.S./Middle East Project, formerly with the Council of Foreign Relations, U.S.A
  • Member, International Conference Board, U.S.A
  • Member, Society for the Care of Arab Children
  • Member, Advisory Board, Medis Technologies Ltd., U.S.A
  • Member, World Economic Forum
  • Member, International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, U.S.A

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But this anodyne statement does not begin to address the political and moral issues raised by Israel’s bombings and land invasion of Gaza: who violated the cease-fire agreement that was in place since November 2012 and whether Israel’s civilian population could have been protected by nonviolent means that would not have placed Gaza’s civilian population at risk. As of this writing, the number killed by the Israel Defense Forces has surpassed 600, the overwhelming majority of whom are noncombatants.

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