Chairman CV

Dr. Ghassan Ahmed Al-Sulaiman is an accomplished and respected academic, philanthropic and businessman.

He obtained his Masters degree in Business Administration with honors from the University of San Francisco, California, USA in 1980 and in 2004 , a doctorate of Business Administration from Hull University in the UK.

Highlights on some of the Organizations that Dr. Ghassan established and/or Involved in :
  1. One of the founders and present Chairman of City Center Development Company which is a Consortium of Developers and Financial Institutions from Saudi Arabia and several Gulf Countries to develop the Jeddah Downtown. The project is a rejuvenation of the Jeddah Downtown and includes the Historical District of Jeddah (Approximately 800,000 square meters) plus 16 Kilometers of waterfront. The total area of the project is 7 Million square meters.
  2. Founder and Chairman of Venture Capital Bank of Bahrain which was the first financial institution in the Middle East and North Africa set to mainly focus on Venture Capital and start up opportunities.
  3. Founder and Chairman of Saudi Venture Capital Company. An extension of VC Bank of Bahrain that was set up to conduct business in Saudi Arabia.
  4. Founder of Gulf One Bank of Bahrain. The first dedicated infrastructure financial institution in the region.
  5. Chairman of the Small and Medium Size Enterprises Center in the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The center was set up to help in developing the SMEs in Saudi Arabia. It was the first center of its kind in the country when it was set up.
  6. Chairman of Unizah Investment Company. This is a company under formation to help develop the Unaizah Province in Saudi Arabia.
  7. Director in Diyafat Albalad Alameen, the investment arm of the Makkah Municipality in developing the Hajj Tourism Sector.
  8. Founder and Chairman of Jazirah Tourism Investment Company which was set up to develop the Tourism Sector in the Makkah Region.
  9. Founder & Chairman of Ghassan Alsulaiman Foundation Co. which is the market leader in Furniture Retailing in Saudi Arabia.
  10. In addition, he had served on board of many other profit and non-profit organizations.
  11. He is also Chairman and Member of many other non-profit organizations boards, some highlights include:
  12. Chairman of Minaret Business Organization. (MBO).
  13. Co-Chairman of National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce.
  14. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jeddah Dawah Center of North Jeddah.
  15. Chairman of the Saudi-Turkish Business Council.
  16. Member of the Board of Directors of Holy Quran Memorization Int’l Org.
  17. Member of the Board of Directors of Dar Al-Islam Charity.
  18. Member of the Board of Directors of Abdullah Al-Sulaiman Charity Organization.
  19. Member of the Board of Directors of Businessmen Union of Islamic Chamber of.
  20. Commerce & Industry.
  21. Tourism Development Board of Jeddah.