Karim Jabbour

Company: The Land Holding
Position: Chief executive officer (CEO)

Biography: After graduating with a degree in civil engineering from the American University in Beirut, Karim Jabbour worked for Greece’s Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) on projects, including Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s onshore development in the UAE, and the Masila Export project in Yemen.

In 1996, Jabbour joined Batim Africa Holding, a subsidiary of France’s Group Colina as chief operating officer, and was later promoted to CEO. In 2006, Jabbour joined Riyadh-based Al-Rahji International Holding Group for Investment before taking up the role of CEO with The Land Holding. Its real estate arm, The Land Saudi Arabia was established in November 2007.

The firm’s major development is the $2.3bn Ajmakan project in Al-Khozama on the outskirts of Riyadh. The firm also has projects in Qatar, Jordan and Bahrain.

Contact: (+966) 1 419 3232
Company website: www.theland-holding.com/