A business enterprise built around traditional family values and an uncompromising commitment to integrity, premium service and social responsibility, Alfardan Group is one of the leading and most successful family conglomerates in Qatar and the region. Throughout its long history of more than 65 years, Alfardan Group has successfully evolved from a pearl trading enterprise in the Gulf region into one of the top businesses covering a wide range of industries and sectors.
Alfardan Group maintains a rich portfolio of leading companies in the Arab world, including Alfardan Jewellery, Alfardan Exchange, Alfardan Automotive, Alfardan Properties, Alfardan Hospitality, Alfardan Marine, Alfardan Investment, and Alfardan Medical. More recently, the Group has expanded its international presence in Oman, Turkey, and Switzerland.
Alfardan Group is committed to delivering best-in-class products and services to ensure ultimate possible experience for its customers across various industries while abiding by international standards and best practices within the markets it operates in. Alfardan Group has proved itself as one of the strongest and most prominent brands in the Qatari market for its unparalleled excellence in the region.
Mr. Omar Hussain Alfardan | CEO
Omar Hussein Alfardan is the President and CEO of Alfardan Group, one of the most successful privately-owned business companies in Qatar and the region. Mr Alfardan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Finance from Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland. Aside from being the President and CEO of Alfardan Group, Mr Alfardan holds numerous prominent positions in other institutions and organizations. He is the President and CEO of Alfardan Hotels and Resorts, Alfardan Hospitality, Alfardan Properties in Qatar and Oman and Alfardan Automotive in Qatar and Oman. He is also a Board Member of other Alfardan subsidiaries such as Alfardan Jewelry, Alfardan Investment and Alfardan Marine Services.
In addition to the above, Mr Alfardan serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board Executive Committee of the United Arab Bank. He also serves as Managing Director of the Commercial Bank of Qatar, as well as holding the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors at Alternatif Bank in Turkey and is an Advisory Board Member at the Qatar Financial Center Authority. He is a fervent supporter of charitable and social programs and services as a Board Member of the Qatar Red Crescent Society.
Mr. Hussain Ibrahim Alfardan | Chairman
Hussain Ibrahim Alfardan is one of the most reputed and highly respected industry figures in the Arabian Gulf. He was instrumental in establishing Alfardan Group as one of the region’s most successful and powerful family-owned conglomerates. Born in 1933 into an eminent pearl merchant family, he is considered as a leading authority on natural pearls. Hussain Alfardan acquired the skills and acumen of an astute businessman under the guidance of his father, Ibrahim Alfardan, who himself was one of the most renowned pearl traders in the Gulf region.
Hussain Alfardan is credited for single-handedly reviving the family business of pearl trading which was severely affected by the introduction of cultured pearls by Japan and the onset of World War II. He gained prominence when he established Alfardan Jewellery in Doha in 1954, taking advantage of the economic boom in the Gulf region and his personal experience of trading in high quality products. It eventually became a worldwide leading brand in jewellery and luxury watches.
Alfardan Jewellery was the first major and successful step towards diversifying Alfardan family’s business interest and driving it towards rapid growth and progress. Following the success of his first business, Hussain Alfardan furthered his journey of achievements by expanding into the banking sector and accomplishing an unprecedented feat of establishing Qatar’s first private bank.
Besides concentrating on his family business, Hussain Alfardan holds senior positions in various renowned financial institutions and companies in the Gulf region.
- Vice Chairman of Commercial Bank (Qatar)
- Vice Chairman of Gulf Publishing and Printing (Qatar)
- First Deputy to the Chairman of Qatari Businessmen Association (Qatar)
- Chairman of QIC International LLC (Qatar)
- Board Member of Investcorp Bank (Bahrain)
- Board Member of Qatar Insurance Co. (Qatar)