Tarek Obaid
Tarek Obaid is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of PSI. In his capacity as Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the Group’s overall management, strategy and high-level political relationships. Tarek has been instrumental in securing important investment opportunities for the Group as well as attracting senior management to PetroSaudi. In addition to PetroSaudi, Tarek […]
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Al-Jazira Bank
banking services
Chaired by Taha A. Al-Kuwaiz, the Bank Al-Jazira is one of the world’s leading Islamic banks. Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the bank provides an array of innovative financial products and services, in line with the Islamic Sharia Law. The bank has been serving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since October 9, 1976 […]
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Etihad Etisalat Co
mobile services
Etihad Etisalat Company provides a wide range of mobile telecommunications services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mobily is the official brand name of Etihad Etisalat, the 2nd mobile service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The ownership of the company is of two-fold: A Saudi ownership, comprising public investors holding 40% of the […]
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International LTD
PetroSaudi International ltd, which was founded by Tarek Essam Ahmad Obaid in 2005, is one of the biggest players in the arena of privately owned oil exploration and production companies. The company has offices in England, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia, and is involved in many energy investments (excluding energy explorations). Over the years, PetroSaudi International […]
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Travel Group
The Al Tayyar Travel Group offers travel services. The Company organises vacation packages, books airline and hotel reservations, and owns a car rental company. Al Tayyar has offices in the Middle East, Asia, and North America. Al Tayyar Travel Group is engaged in providing travel, tourism, and shipping services in addition to transport, tourism, and […]
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United Feed Company

United Feed Company

The United Feed Company (UFC) was founded in 1983 as part of the Al Muhaidib Group, supplying and marketing different types of barley feed within the Kingdom. The number of different varieties available are crushed, flaked and in pellet form, all coming underneath the Al Rai brand.

The crushed variety helps ease the digestive tracts of those ingesting the barley, while the flaked variety has been shown to be an asset when it comes to milk production for dairy cows. In the case of pellets, the nutritional assets help it stand out.

One of the key differences between standard barley and the product that the United Feed Company offers is that cattle is able to digest all of the UFC feed, as opposed to the 70 percent offered by traditional outlets. That can have a detrimental fact on the fattening process, since regular barley is excreted as wasteful residue.

The company is set up to establish smooth storage and distribution channels to clients in a variety of coast cities within the Kingdom. United Feed has branches in Jeddah, Dammam, Gizzan, Dubah, Wadi Fatima, Jubail and Yanbu.

United Feed Company has grown to the point that it now is the leading organization in its particular industry, possessing a capacity of 3.5 million tons per year when it comes to both storage and filling orders.

The Jeddah branch serves as the United Feed Company’s central offices, though an estimated 320 people make up the entire workforce for the company. UFC has made customer service one of the hallmarks of their brand, which means that rigorous quality control measures have been put in place that focus not only on its own employees, but also any subcontractors or suppliers in the mix. The continued growth shows the overall effectiveness of that vital strategy.

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Latifia Trading & Contracting Co

Latifia Trading & Contracting Co

The Latifia Trading & Contracting Company is based in Riyadh and is celebrating 30 years of operation in 2017. During those three decades, the evolution of the company has changed the focus of the company’s business interests. What first began as contracting for a select area of the Kingdom has now branched out into construction projects all across Saudi Arabia.

The number of commercial buildings that have been created with the Latifia imprint attached to them shows the wide range of different industries that have the company to thank for their current facilities. This includes those situated in not only industry and manufacturing, but also hotels, retail centers, military bases, schools and hospitals. Within this wide scope have also been a number of residential areas.

Latifia Trading & Contracting has made it a priority to adapt to changes within the construction industry. This has included implementing new technologies when necessary and crafting designs that allow a structure to maintain a traditional look that can span different generations.

The flexibility maintained by its ever-growing workforce means that they’re capable of being able to construct facilities that have special purposes, such as data centers. In the often unrelenting heat of the Kingdom, keeping things cool in this area is absolutely paramount to maintaining business.

Such specialization also includes not simply building hospitals that serve the public with vital operations. The growing need to embrace medicine’s many different specialties requires making accommodations to put up buildings that literally address the ills of Saudi society.

The stature of Latifia around the world was again confirmed in 2016, when the company was selected to construct a luxury hotel in conjunction with the Radisson chain. The client in question is the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, which is seeking to bring in convention business.

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M.S. Al-Suwaidi Holding

M.S. Al-Suwaidi holding

The M.S. Al-Suwaidi Holding Company was named for its founder, Mohammed Salem Al-Suwaidi, who began the firm in 1960. The company’s main source of business in those early days was to simply perform maintenance as well as handle operations within the Kingdom’s then-relatively dormant oil industry.

By the time 1970 arrived, the company had branched out into construction projects in all different facets of business. This included not only building oil and gas production facilities, but structures to house chemical plants, steel mills and power companies. The growth on the construction side over nearly 50 years has reached a point where countless multi-national corporations entrust such work to the thousands employed by the company, including Mitsubishi and BHP Engineering.

Within the past two decades, growth in a variety of new areas has come about, which includes subsidiaries that focus on areas like real estate, travel and tourism. The first two of these subsidiaries, the Intermediate Chemicals Company and work in the catering industry, were the first evidence of the rapid growth to come.

The company underwent an organizational change in 2007 to reduce the level of bureaucracy that had been created by the creation of so many different companies. From that point, each of the companies were managed independently to allow for smoother operating procedures to be implemented.

The most recent addition to the business was the creation of the Zinc Powder factory. However, the largest division within the company remains the Industrial Services Company, with main offices located in Jubail. Due to the breadth of this division, branches also exist in Jeddah, Riyadh and Yanbu.

This particular unit has three divisions within it, devoted to maintenance, industrial support and fabrication. In the latter case, the work involves creating equipment that’s custom-built to the customer’s specifications.

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Alsalam Aircraft Company

Alsalam Aircraft Company

The main offices of the Alsalam Aircraft Company are located in Riyadh at the King Khaled International Airport. A good portion of the company’s business is related to maintenance for aircraft, primarily with regard to civil and military transport. Going deeper, the technical support it provides is directed toward both the commercial market and the corporate world, which has seen a good deal of growth when it comes to acquisition of private jets.

The maintenance involved in its everyday work deals with repairs, upgrades and overhauls. While this may include engineering aspects like installing communication upgrades, Alsalam also deals with more basic needs, such as painting of aircraft, the application of corrosion protection and standard inspections to ensure safe flight. The scope of Alsalam’s work also involves production of the parts and tools that help put aircraft together.

Since first entering the industry in 1988, Alsalam has been an important part of Middle Eastern aerospace development. In 2015, it came to an agreement to work with aerospace giant Boeing to help establish the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center. With locations in Jeddah and Riyadh, the goal of the Center is to build the overall workforce to make sure that the supply of domestic skilled workers won’t require an over-reliance on international employees.

That same year, Alsalam also worked with BAE Systems to set up a maintenance and repair facility that will be focused on the Typhoon aircraft that serves as an integral part of the Royal Saudi Air Force.

That was the latest connection between Alsalam and the Saudi Air Force. Back in 2010, it signed a five-year-contract to provide maintenance for the Air Force’s F-15 fighter jets, a deal that was estimated to be worth $380 million. Further growth is expected due to increased military investment.

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