Mezzan Holding has a new group chief financial officer

Kuwait-based food and beverage company Mezzan Holding has named Fares Hammami as new group chief financial officer. Hammami served as the investment banking director at NBK Capital, the investment banking arm of National Bank of Kuwait, for the past decade. "Although Fares is a new member to the management team, he is no stranger to Mezzan Holding," Mezzan Holding CEO Garry Walsh said. Read More »

Kuwait, Switzerland agree to strengthen development cooperation

Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, first deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Kuwait, and Swiss Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter agreed to work more closely on development cooperation during recent foreign policy consultations in Bern. They also talked about the Gulf region’s stability and how conflicts must be resolved through dialogue and negotiations. Read More »

Hill International to manage two hospital construction projects in Kuwait

Hill International has been awarded a contract from Health Assurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman) to provide project and construction management services for two new hospitals being built in Kuwait. The three year contract is worth approximately $13.1 million.Each hospital, to be built in Al Ahmadi and Al Jahra,  will have 300 beds, staff accommodation buildings and parking facilities. Read More »

Qatar Insurance Group officials spread joy at elderly care center and hospital

Qatar Insurance Group (QIC) said a group of its senior officials recently visited the elderly at Ihsan - Centre of Empowerment and Care Elderly and Al Rumailah Hospital. "We were delighted to organize a visit to the elderly to acknowledge them for their unique contribution to the society at large,” Ali Al Fadala, senior deputy group president and CEO of QIC Group, said. Read More »

Kuwait airport travel up 7%, but what about discrimination controversy?

Air travel to and from the small Gulf Coast country of Kuwait seems to be growing - but with the recent abandonment of London-JFK routes by the country's leading airline, Kuwait Airways, that growth is not likely to be coming from the West. Recently released statistics show that the passenger volume through Kuwait International Airport is up 7 percent from 2015 as of May. Read More »

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab launches contest to find solutions for refugee crisis

The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab (MITEF Pan Arab), in a partnership that includes Kuwait based Zain Group, launched the Innovate for Refugees competition for solutions to problems facing refugees. The partnership also includes MBC Hope, the corporate social responsibility arm of Dubai's Middle East Broadcasting Center, and the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees. Read More »