About Us - The Olayan Group

About us

The Olayan Group is a global enterprise with its origins in Saudi Arabia. As a private concern with single-family ownership, we have a multigenerational outlook and enduring partnerships.



What we do

The Group’s in-house professionals manage a multi-billion-dollar investment portfolio which includes Listed Equities, Private Equity, Real Estate, Fixed Income, and Foreign Exchange.

The Olayan Group is governed by a Shareholders’ Board and advised by a Corporate Board comprising both senior members of the Olayan family and distinguished independent directors. Day-to-day management of the enterprise resides with our leadership team.

Our leadership and international investment teams are supported by in-house specialists in multiple functions, including Legal, Risk, and Human Resources.

A long-term outlook

“We seek to create value, now and in the future, for all our stakeholders – our shareholders, partners, colleagues, and communities. We view our mission as multigenerational, and this impacts everything we do.”

Hutham S. Olayan

Chair of the Corporate Board, The Olayan Group

Our leadership

Hani Lazkani

Chief Executive Officer

Nadim Tabbara

Chief Financial Officer

Samer Yaghnam

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Bassoul

Global Head of Cross-Asset Allocation

Nabeel Al-Amudi

GMT member

Our values ensure future success

“Our founder knew that the best businesses build a better future. So we seek value that creates lasting prosperity, not just quarterly returns – the value that comes from relationships built on integrity.”

Hani Lazkani

Chief Executive Officer

Our investment approach

“Ever Forward for Future Generations” – it’s not just a motto,  it’s key to how we invest. We aim to maximize potential: what a business could be, in the right conditions, with the right plan and the right partner. A long-term horizon underpins our approach across asset classes.

A partner of choice for over 75 years

The Olayan Group originated in 1947, when Suliman S. Olayan founded a trucking and supply concern, his first of many pioneering ventures. Mr. Olayan went on to become a leading entrepreneur, international investor, business leader, and philanthropist.

Sustainability 

We proudly fund carbon-capture programs, support internal operational initiatives to lesson our energy and water usage, and place green practices at the heart of our real estate investments. 

Our Sustainability Champions Network

Our carbon offset program​

Our sustainable real estate choices

We proudly fund carbon-capture programs, support internal operational initiatives to lesson our energy and water usage, and place green practices at the heart of our real estate investments.