Executive management
Our management team expertise provides the group with a unique and exceptional knowledge, experience and resources for considering investment in a wide variety of industries insight to bear on each opportunity. Our team has high levels of ethical standards in both performance to their professional work.

Mr. Abdul Aziz J. Al-Failakawi joined Gulf North Africa Holding Company as Chief Executive Officer in November 2011. In Addition, he is also Board Member in Mena Real Estate Company (listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange).

His experience extends to more than 22 years started by working at Shuaiba Area Authority (currently Public Authority for Industry) and then rose through the positions in various Authorities and Companies until he was appointed CEO at GNAHC. His experience varied in the fields of industrial, financial, banking and real estate as he worked in companies such as Packaging and Plastic Industries Company, Industrial Bank of Kuwait, Bank of Kuwait and The Middle East. He also held the position of General Manger at First Dubai For Real Estate Development Company, and Vice Chief Executive Officer at United Real Estate Company (listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange). Mr. Al-failakawi participated in many specialized training courses in the fields of accounting, financial analysis, money laundering and others.

Mr. Abdul Aziz J. Al-Failakawi holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Kuwait University in 1992.

Arch. May Sulaiman Al-Fassam joined Gulf North Africa Holding Company as Senior Projects Director since March 2012. She has a main leading role in managing and developing the company’s’ projects in the MENA region. Her responsibilities include managing all design and construction works, planning and preparations of business plans, preparation of TOR & consultant invitation, assessment and award, legal contract documents review and negotiation, managing third parties involvement as operators, PM/CM, Marketing and branding consultants.

Prior to joining GNAHC Arch. May Al-Fassam had a significant role and responsibility in developing over 14 Projects in the MENA region during her position as a Projects Director in the Development Department in United Real Estate Company.

Arch. May Al-Fassam’s experience extends to several years in which she started as intern in a one year program through Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, including (PEK) Pierre El Khoury Architecture design office in Beirut, and Tamdeen Real Estate Company under TSCD (Tamdeen Shopping Center Development) in Kuwait. She also participated in many training courses such as Value Engineering, Communication and presentation, Creative Problem Solving and Decision making, Feasibility Study, Team Work and Supervisory Skills, Contract Planning, etc.

Arch. May Sulaiman Al-Fassam Holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Architecture from Kuwait University in 2004.

Mr. Khalid Ghulam Rabbani joined Gulf North Africa Holding Company as senior accountant in April 2008 and currently holds the position of Assistant Finance Manager. His experience in Accountancy extends to several years in which he worked for companies such as New Mowasat Hospital and Al-Assousi General Trading Co. in Kuwait and Bait Algybs General Trading in Sharja – UAE.

Mr. Khalid G. Rabbani Holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bombay University in 1991.