Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises
Faisal Alsamannoudi is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises, part of Abdul Latif Jameel, a collective of independent international, family-owned and diversified businesses, founded in 1945 by the late Abdul Latif Jameel.
Mr. Alsamannoudi leads Abdul Latif Jameel’s expansion and diversification in businesses adjacent to core automotive distribution, including oil and lubricants, insurance, crash and repair solutions and automotive accessories as well as the ongoing expansion into the logistics, media, entertainment, technology and healthcare sectors
Prior to taking up his current role, Mr. Alsamannoudi held a number of positions within Abdul Latif Jameel as well as with Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan.
Faisal Alsamannoudi serves on several boards with leading Saudi companies engaged in the real estate, technology and security sectors. He is passionate about community service as he is the Vice Chairman of Community Jameel Charity the shelter-homes program of Abdul Latif Jameel and the Vice Chairman of Hayat Charitable Foundation. Further, Mr. Alsamannoudi is the Founder and Chairman of AlMawaddah, an award winning NGO focusing on family development programs and community empowerment. He is also a board member of the General Authority of Endowment (Saudi Arabia) and aboard member for National Center for Developing the Non-Profit Sector.
Mr. Alsamannoudi holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh, and holds a certificate in Global Management at INSEAD in France.
Abdul Latif Jameel’s core business areas include transportation, engineering and manufacturing, financial services, land and real estate, energy and environmental services, consumer products, advertising and media, and health care. Based in the MENAT region, Abdul Latif Jameel has a presence in more than 30 countries over six continents, including Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, North and South America. It employs approximately 11,000 people of over 40 nationalities.