The late Ali Abdul Wahab Al Mutawa started his business as an entrepreneur after World War (I) in 1918. He was a merchant of food products and textiles and then expanded his business, especially after the World War II and the beginning of commercial production of oil at that time. Due to the increasing needs of the people and the dependence of the people in the surrounding areas on Kuwait as a natural harbor, such as inhabitants of northeastern Saudi Arabia, South Republic of Iraq and the mid-west Iran areas, where those areas do not enjoy the natural ports or connection to the sea and world trade as it was enjoyed by Kuwait; trade activity and transit trade from and to Kuwait bloomed at that time because of its easy connection to the Indian Peninsula and eastern Africa. The late Ali Al Mutawa was also known for his honesty, which earned him good reputation and thus laid the foundation stone in building his name across the region since beginning of commerce in the area.
After death of the late Ali Abdul Wahab Al Mutawa in February 1946, his eldest son Abdul Aziz Ali Al Mutawa together with his brother Abdullah founded, a wonderful trade system, under the name of their father “Ali Abdul Wahab Sons & Co.”, where the late Abdul Aziz continued in collaboration with his brother Abdullah the expansion of the business until 1956, then Abdullah managed the company individually until his brother Mr. Faisal Ali Al Mutawa joined the company in 1970, right after his graduation from the American University of Beirut, where they jointly run the business until the late Abdullah passed away in early September 2006. Since then, his successor Mr. Faisal Ali Al Mutawa, received the steer of the company to become today one of the leading and most prominent Kuwaiti trading companies in retail and wholesale, with around 90 years track record in business, and to be an agent for over 40 U.S. & European commercial brands.
Mr. Faisal Ali Al Mutawa was born in Kuwait in 1945; he continued his high school education in Kuwait then enrolled into the American University of Beirut (AUB), to graduate in 1970 with a bachelor degree in Business Administration and Political Sciences. Immediately after his graduation, he joined his family business Ali Abdul Wahab Sons & Co. as he escalated in different positions until became the Vice President and Managing Director at that time and after the death of his brother Abdullah in 2006; where he became the General Manager and Chief Executive.
In addition to his responsibilities in Ali Abdul Wahab Sons & Co., Mr. Faisal Ali Al Mutawa held many important positions in other institutions. He was the founder and Chairman of The Securities Group – Kuwaiti shareholding co., Kuwait Overland Transport Company – Kuwaiti shareholding co., a Board Member of Gulf Bank – Kuwait, and the representative of the Kuwaiti banks in the Board of Directors of Kuwait Industrial Bank and Kuwait Clearing Company, in addition to his membership of the Board of Directors of Jordan Kuwait Bank.
Mr. Faisal Ali Al Mutawa is one of the most prominent businessmen with excellent reputation both at homeland and abroad. He was a board member of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1992 until 2003, where he occupied a high position by heading the Financial and Economic Committee and his membership of the Chamber office. He was also a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of Kuwait Investment Projects Company, founder and Chairman of Kuwait Students Union – Beirut, in addition to the membership of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of American-Kuwaiti Friendship Association.
Mr. Faisal continues to hold several positions, to name few, a membership to the Advisory Council of the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Alumni Club of the American University of Beirut, founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Heart Federation, President of the Union of Pharmaceutical Companies in Kuwait, and member & Assistant to the Secretary General of the National Democratic Alliance.
He also enjoys very close contacts with both business and political circles of Kuwait. During the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, he played a very active role in the National Politics by pleading Kuwait’s just cause of being a victim of a brutal Iraqi aggression, at various International Forums as well as with various World Leaders and Dignitaries.
He was also a member of the Committee that prepared for the People’s Conference that was held in Jeddah during the Iraqi invasion and occupation of Kuwait, as well as being the President of the Information Committee during the assembly of the conference, and a member of the delegation that represented the Public Conference in Europe.
Moreover, Mr. Faisal Ali Al Mutawa keen on participating into different activities and conferences, despite his busy agenda and the leading positions he holds, to enrich the business field with his personal experience for the benefit of the new generation.
Ali Abdul Wahab Sons & Co. now ranks among the top trading companies in Kuwait dealing with a diversified range of products, having agency representation from some of the World’s foremost manufacturers of consumer goods like Proctor & Gamble and Clorox, Kelvinator of USA, Coleman International Inc. – USA, and Electrical Appliances like Bosch and Siemens of Germany, and pharmaceuticals companies like Hoffman La Roche Ltd. of Switzerland, The Athlete's Foot, Shoebox New York, as well as Curves, the leading women's fitness center.
As far as luxury furnishing and furniture, the company has an agency representation from “Century” and “Bassett” of USA, and “Nolte Kitchen” of Germany; and in view of the company’s long experience gained over the past decades, Ali Abdul Wahab Sons & Co. created its own brands carried the names of “Explorers Base” and “Carbon Fiber”.
Ali Abdul Wahab Sons & Co. is one of the leading local companies in furniture and electrical appliances and kitchens. It seeks diversification through expansion in the fashion industry, clothing, sports goods, picnics and camping equipments, not to mention its long experience in the distribution of consumer products and pharmaceuticals, as the company undertakes the distribution of pharmaceutical products for various pharmacies in Kuwait, aside of its possession to more than 22 pharmacies, to be considered the largest retailer of the pharmaceutical sector in Kuwait. Add to that, the company has a large share in the real estate residential & investment sector and through the deployment of high-end properties in prime locations in Kuwait.
As a result of the steady growth over the past 90 years, and the continuous efforts to provide a permanent suitable work environment for its over 1500 employees, all working hard and diligently to provide the best services and high quality, which has helped to raise the value of sales to more than $20 million per annum with a continuous growth.
Currently, it’s actively trading in the following sectors:
1. Home & Office Furniture
2. Kitchen Furniture
3. Premium Home Appliances & Electronics
4. Outdoor Products
5. Consumer Goods
7. Real estate
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