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The year 2017 is an important milestone for The Olayan Group. It is our 70th anniversary. We have come a very long way since 1947, when Suliman S. Olayan launched his first business in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. He was a man of humble origins but extraordinary vision, intelligence and drive. His example continues to inspire us.
As our anniversary year commences, we wish our partners, associates, customers, colleagues, and friends the very best for the New Year. And to all people everywhere, may peace prevail.
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The Olayan Group is a private, multinational enterprise. We invest internationally and operate or participate in diversified commercial and industrial businesses in the Middle East. We employ around 15,000 people in more than 40 affiliated companies. The Group’s offices are located in Saudi Arabia, Europe, and the United States.
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As our anniversary year commences, we wish our partners, associates, customers, colleagues, and friends the very best for the New Year. And to all people everywhere, may peace prevail.
The year 2017 is an important milestone for The Olayan Group. It is our 70th anniversary. We have come a very long way since 1947, when Suliman S. Olayan launched his first business in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. He was a man of humble origins but extraordinary vision, intelligence and drive. His example continues to inspire us.
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GLOBAL
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The Olayan Group is a private, multinational enterprise. We invest internationally and operate or participate in diversified commercial and industrial businesses in the Middle East. We employ around 15,000 people in more than 40 affiliated companies. The Group’s offices are located in Saudi Arabia, Europe, and the United States.
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ORIGINS

Ours is the story of an improbable journey by a humble business prodigy named Suliman Saleh Olayan. Learn how he traveled from the heart of the Arabian Peninsula before there was a single paved road to the heights of international investment.

INVESTING

In an increasingly complex field, our approach remains pretty straightforward: Think long term. Invest with high conviction based on strong fundamentals. Maintain ample financial firepower to seize unforeseen opportunities as they arise.

OPERATIONS

The Olayan Group’s commercial operations are centered in Saudi Arabia and extend to the wider Middle East. They span an array of sectors, from FMCG to healthcare to industrial equipment. Many are in partnership with leading multinationals and famous brands. 

PHILOSOPHY

Our approach to business flows directly out of the experience of our founder, Suliman S. Olayan. Take a visual tour of our philosophy through original paintings by artist David Cutler. This visual metaphor evokes the journey of the founder.

The ability of our talent to closely collaborate with each other and with their colleagues in other offices is something crucial for us.

 

– Camile Saba, Head of Investments, Olayan America

BRIDGING WORLDS

Bridging economies, cultures, and worlds. Welcome to The Olayan Group. Learn More