Top CEOs In The Middle East
Rank: #73

Samir Kasem

Sector: Diversified
Company: Alghanim Industries
Designation: CEO 
Nationality: Canadian
Residence: Kuwait

Kasem heads Alghanim Industries, which is Kuwait’s largest family-owned business, employing around 15,000 people with operations spread across the region. It is owned by billionaire, Kutayba Alghanim and partners with over 300 international brands including Chevrolet, Honda, Costa Coffee and Wendy’s. Kasem’s career with Alghanim Industries spans more than 28 years, during which time he has managed multiple and diverse businesses within the organization across the automotive, engineering, manufacturing, retail and FMCG sectors. Before joining Alghanim Industries, Kasem was with General Motors of Canada. Kasem holds an MBA from Western University in Ontario, Canada.