Ownership

Dr. Ghassan Ahmed Al-Sulaiman

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

GAAST LLC imports all products on an exclusive basis, based upon its own in-house logistic and distribution facilities.

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 organizations Dr. Ghassan Ahmed Al Sulaiman established and/or involved in:

  • 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 km of waterfront. The total area of the project is 7 Million square meters.
  • 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.
  • Founder and Chairman of Saudi Venture Capital Company.
  • Founder of Gulf One Bank of Bahrain. The first dedicated infrastructure financial institution in the region.
  • Chairman of the Small and Medium Size Enterprises Center in the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Chairman of Unizah Investment Company.
  • Director in Diyafat Albalad Alameen, the investment arm of the Makkah Municipality in developing the Hajj Tourism Sector.
  • Founder & Chairman of Ghassan Alsulaiman Foundation Co. which is the market leader in Furniture Retailing in Saudi Arabia.
  • Chairman of Minaret Business Organization. (MBO).
  • Co-Chairman of National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jeddah Dawah Center of North Jeddah.
  • Chairman of the Saudi-Turkish Business Council.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Holy Quran Memorization Int’l Org.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Dar Al-Islam Charity.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Abdullah Al-Sulaiman Charity Organization.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Businessmen Union of Islamic Chamber of.
  • Commerce & Industry.
  • Tourism Development Board of Jeddah.