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Emad Jawad Bukhamseen

Emad Jawad Bukhamseen

Emad Bukhamseen started at an early age immediately after earning his Bachelor's degree to dedicate his experience earned from working with his father Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen, the founder of the conglomerate. Started half a century ago by his father as Jawad Bukhamseen Commercial Corporation in 1957, under his able leadership, this simple company grew to become Bukhamseen Group Holding Company. Today it maintains a robust presence in financial investment and banking with a direct and significant contribution to economic sectors such as the hospitality industry, travel and tourism, industrial production, media and communication and consultancy services in urban planning, civil engineering, and major development projects.

Today, Mr. Bukhamseen is the Vice Chairman and CEO of one of the top 5 companies in Kuwait. He commenced his journey towards success by obtaining many educational achievements as below:

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration from the American University in London, 2015 
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration from European School Management, 2013
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Liverpool, 2012
  • Master Diploma in Business Management from World Academy of Letters, USA, 2004
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Finance from the Lebanese University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Bradford University, 1991

Apart from the above, Mr. Bukhamseen has had an active presence and participated in more than 100 regional and international conferences and training courses in various field, some of them as mentioned below:

  • AML and Financial Crime(Kuwait), Tawadul Academy, 2021
  • Digital Transformation, Corporate Governance and Strategy(Webinar), BBIF, 2020
  • Board Effectiveness and the Role of the Board (Webinar), BBIF, 2020
  • Board of Directors training by Baker Tilly Kuwait, 2018
  • Leadership and the Management of Change – An Executive Program for Kuwait by JFK School of Government, Harvard University, 1999

A successful business entrepreneur and leader, he holds membership in the Board of Directors and Top Management of major associations, to name a few as below:   

  • Al Baraka Media Group - Chairman & CEO
    • Chief-in editor - Annahar Daily Newspaper
    • Bariq Al Dana Magazine
    • Kuwait Post
  • Al Arabiya Real Estate Company - Chairman
  • Gourmania International – Chairman
  • Fauchon Paris / Sakura / Shabestan / Jamawar / Al Noukhaza / Ayam Zaman / Rib-Eye / Burger & Lobster.
  • Arab Logistics Services – Chairman
  • Al-Houda Hotels and Tourism Company - Chairman & CEO
  • IHG Hotels Group - Owner
    • Holiday Inn & Crowne Plaza Al Thuraya City Hotels
      • Spa Aquatonic (Les Thernes Marins De Saint Malo)
    • Holiday Inn Salmiya
    • InterContinental Hotel
    • Six Senses Hotel (coming soon)
    • Stay bridge Suites (coming soon)
  • Bukhamseen Square Company – Owner
    • Mandarin Oriental (coming soon)
  • The National Arabic Technical Inspection Services – Chairman
  • Gulf Energy Company – Partner
  • Al-Houda Medical Services Company – Chairman
  • Bukhamseen Aviation Group – Chairman
    • Al Madina Travels
    • National Aviation Center Company
    • Bukhamseen Cargo
    • Bukhamseen Travel and Tourism
  • Sri Lankan Airlines, Sri Lankan Holidays, Vistara, Iraqi Airways, Pegasus Airlines
  • Royal Jordanian Cargo, Sri Lankan Cargo, Etihad Cargo, Gulf Air Falcon Cargo, Egypt Air Cargo
  • Layan Real Estate LLC, Dubai, UAE – Chairman
  • Interiors Collaborative (Interior Designers) - Chairman
  • Kuwait Bararie Trading Company, Lebanon – Chairman
  • Kuwait International Automobile Club – Chairman
    • FIA / FIM / AIT / IRU
  • Kuwait International Motorsports Club - Chairman
  • Bukhamseen Group Holding Company - Vice Chairman & CEO
  • Arabian Beverages Company – Board Director & Consultant
  • ABC Water, Fruit Juices, Dairy products & Dalya Fruit juices
  • Al Arabiya Real Estate for Investment Company, Egypt – Vice Chairman
  • Kuwait International Education Company – Vice Chairman
  • Sharm Dreams Company Real Estate Development, Egypt – Vice Chairman
  • Landmark Company for Real Estate Development, Egypt – Vice Chairman
  • Bukhamseen Group Co. for Real Estate, Tourism, General Trade and General Contracting LLC (Iraq) – Vice Chairman & CEO
  • Ramada Hotels and Suites & Al Salam Mall, Najaf, Iraq
  • MNA Group (Contractor & Interior Designer) – Partner
  • Tanmiya Reality Development Company – Board Member
  • Kuwait Clearing Company – Board Member
  • Kuwait Bahrain Insurance Company - Board Member
  • United Steel Industrial Company – Board Member
  • Warba Insurance Company – Advisory to the Board
  • Misr International Towers, Egypt – Board Member
    • Holiday Inn Maadi Cairo
  • Safir Al Sayeda Zeinab Hotel, Damascus, Syria – Board Member
  • World Union of Arab Bankers – Vice Chairman

Mr. Emad Bukhamseen, a dynamic businessman has contributed actively to the growth, development and strengthening of the national economy with extensive experience and strong vision in enhancing the supervisory role and strategic development of these companies locally and in the Arab world. He has also distinguished relations at all levels of local, regional and international, has met with many heads of state and government, and has received many awards and honors as listed below:

  • CEO Magazine Today – Front cover May 2019
  • Arab Best Award 2017 - Top 100 Arab CEO award
  • CEO Middle East Magazine 2013 - Distinguished Contribution to Business Award,
  • World Congress of Arts, Sciences and Communications Cambridge, England - Certificate of Olympian Honor for services to Business Intelligence, 2013; Vice President of the Recognition Board, 2010
  • IT Publishing Group – 2012 Arabian Business Power 500
  • The United Cultural Convention - Legion of Honor, 2010
  • American Biographical Institute, USA - Man of the Year for Kuwait, 2009, 2002, 1999; International Directory of Experts and Expertise by 2007; The World Book of Knowledge 2005 Edition; The 100 Most Intriguing People of 2002; The International Cultural Diploma of Honor 2000
  • International WHO's WHO Historical Society 2006-2007 edition
  • International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England - Lifetime of Achievement One Hundred, 2006; The Da Vinci Diamond certificate 2004; Outstanding Speakers of the 20th Century 2000

Mr. Bukhamseen enjoys time spent with his family, travel, history, art, and collection of antique cars and artifacts. He is a proud father of four beautiful daughters and grandfather of four grandsons. Despite the preoccupations, he also has many hobbies that holds special attention in his life. He owns a group of classic old cars dating back since 1900, yachts and private jets. He is also fond of horse riding and owns stables in Kuwait since 1985 under the name of “Bukhamseen stable” as well as a palm grove of the finest types of dates Barhi and Khalas, the second largest farm in Kuwait with at least 20,000 palm trees.