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About The Olayan Group

The Olayan Group is a multinational enterprise with an actively managed portfolio of global investments. The Group’s primary parent company is headquartered in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The Group also has international offices in New York, London, Luxembourg, Vienna, Athens and Singapore. The Group’s parent for MENA investments and operations is based in Riyadh.
The Olayan Group is a private company with single-family ownership which originated in 1947, when Suliman S. Olayan founded a trucking and supply concern, his first of many pioneering ventures. Mr. Olayan went on to become a leading entrepreneur, international investor, business leader, and philanthropist.
Today, the Group is governed by a Shareholders’ Board and advised by a Corporate Board comprising both senior members of the Olayan family and distinguished independent directors.
The Group’s in-house professionals manage a multi-billion-dollar investment portfolio. This includes public equity, private equity, real estate, fixed income, credit, and foreign exchange. Public and private equity holdings span diverse sectors including consumer and retail, healthcare, biotech, financial services, energy, and technology.

Learn more about major milestones in the Group’s more than 70-year history by clicking here.


Ours is the story of an improbable journey by a humble business prodigy named Suliman Saleh Olayan. Learn how he traveled from the heart of the Arabian Peninsula, before there was a single paved road, to the heights of international investment.


Our unofficial motto is: We strive to do better tomorrow what we do best today. Over more than seven decades in business, certain milestones stand out. Experience here our evolution from startup to multinational enterprise.


Our approach to business flows directly out of the experience of our founder, Suliman S. Olayan. Take a visual tour of our philosophy through original paintings by artist David Cutler. This visual metaphor evokes the journey of the founder.


This is a gateway to our corporate offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.