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OUR BUSINESS

Americana Restaurants:

This division owns exclusive franchise rights for the management and the operation over 1800 restaurants that represent of some of the world’s leading food & beverage outlets in 13 markets across the Middle East, North Africa, and CIS.

Americana Foods:

This division is responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of a diversified food product portfolio including red meat, chicken products, canned beans, dairy, frozen vegetables, pastries, cold sandwiches, biscuits and cakes, chips and snacks.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Americana Group leadership consists of a distinguished team with exceptional business acumen and a strategic vision in their respective fields. They Lead by example and embrace the company values as they drive the growth of the organization

Mr. Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar Chairman
Mr. Abdulmalik Al Hogail Vice Chairman
Mr. Tarek Jawad Sakka Director
Mr. Hammad Abdulla Al Shamsi Director
Mr. Kevin Higgins Independent Director
Mr. Zein Abdalla Independent Director
Mr. Lionel Zinsou Derlin Independent Director

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Our management team brings decades of experience from within the food industry, having worked in some of the largest international food brands globally.

Mr. Kesri Kapur Group Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Faisal Bari Group Chief Financial Officer
MR. Glen Helton Chief Executive Officer - Restaurants
MR. Zouhair Eloudghiri CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – FOOD

OUR VISION

To be the global leader in food industry, and maximize long-term shareholder return, by consistently delighting consumers with a portfolio of brands they love and an exceptional service

This vision brings together all our divisions and sub-brands under one umbrella to serve our customers and provide them with the best possible experience.

Great People, Great Food = Great Company!

OUR VALUES

Agility & Innovation

We operate with a sense of urgency and swiftly adapt to market changes. We have a superior understanding of our customers and their needs and reinvent ourselves and our products in order to remain relevant. We continually seek to find solutions, improve processes, and take informed risks that will positively impact our customers and enhance company performance.

Excellence

We strive for excellence in everything that we say and do, and aim to exceed expectations. We are always looking at ways to improve and continuously benchmark ourselves against others. We take pride in our brands, products, service and heritage.

Integrity

We always do the right thing at all times, even if no one is watching. We are honest, transparent and inspire trust. We keep promises and commitments made to others and deal with issues directly and openly. We value diversity and recognize the importance of our differences.

Customer Obsession

We exceed customer expectations everyday by providing quality products and exceptional service. We believe customer obsession involves all levels and areas of the organization and is part of our daily activities.

Collaboration

We achieve our best results through teamwork and shared goals. We actively engage in team discussions and seek the input and feedback of others. We personally commit to the success and well-being of teammates and aim to create an unparalleled and diverse work environment that attracts, develops, and retains the best people.

Ownership Mindset

We monitor our business closely, make difficult decisions, and treat every dollar as if it is our own. We make careful use of company resources, invest in only good costs, and ensure all investments are carefully considered, justified and value accretive. We are focused, lead by example and take responsibility for our actions. We value meritocracy and recognize and reward exceptional performance at every level.

OUR PRESENCE

Our History

1964

1964

Americana group founded in Kuwait

1970

1970

Wimpy launched in Kuwait

1972

1972

1st Americana meat factory set up in Kuwait

1972

1972

Americana Cake Factory in KSA

1973

1973

KFC launched in Kuwait

1975

1975

Gulfa Factory in UAE

1979

1979

Pizza Hut launched in the UAE

1980

1980

Launched Hardee’s chain in KSA

1984

1984

Americana listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange

1985

1985

Americana Bakery Factory in Kuwait

1989

1989

California Garden company

1990

1990

Americana farms established and 1st Farm Frites factory in Egypt

1992

1992

CPPC Koki Factory in Egypt

1995

1995

Olives Factory in Egypt

1996

1996

Launched TGI Friday chain in UAE & Kuwait

2004

2004

Acquisition of Pizza Hut- Bahrain

2004

2004

Americana Meat Factory in KSA

2004

2004

Americana Vegetables / ICAPP Factory in Egypt

2005

2005

Acquired Greenland Dairy Co. in Egypt

2005

2005

Acquired Senyorita Snacks Co. in 2005

2007

2007

Acquisition of Pizza Hut - Jordan

2007

2007

Senyorita Factory in Egypt

2010

2010

Signed with Darden to operate Red Lobster, Oliver Garden and LongHorn

2011

2011

Red Lobster launched in UAE

2014

2014

Launched Hardee's in Kurdistan

2015

2015

Opened KFC in Erbil, Kurdistan

2017

2017

Delisted from Kuwait stock exchange