Mezzan Holding’s Board of Directors consists of five members with two independent directors. The primary role of the company’s Board is to set and pursue the company’s strategic goals and monitor and evaluate the company’s financial, operational, and safety performance. More information about our corporate governance structure can be found in the Investor Relations section of this website.
Abdel Rahman Jassim Mohammad Al Wazzan
Abdel Rahman Jassim Mohammad Al Wazzan was elected Chairman of Mezzan Holding in April 2016. He had previously held the position of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company for two periods from 2003 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2014. He was Chairman of Widyan Real Estate until March 31, 2016 when he resigned from his position. He has also served on the boards of National Pharmaceuticals Industries Company and the Union of Importers of Medicines and Pharmacy owners. Mr. Al Wazzan holds a Bachelors of Arts in History from Kuwait University.
Mohammad Jassim Mohammad Al Wazzan
Mr. Mohammad Jassim Mohammad Al Wazzan started his career with Gulf Bank in 1981 before joining Mezzan in 1985. During his time with Mezzan Holding, Mr. Mohammad has been responsible for our strategic entry into many areas as well as managing our finance and IT departments.
Over the last five years, Mr. Al Wazzan has been mandated by the Board to drive the strategic changes in the group pursuant to the IPO. He now serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and an Executive commissioned by the Board to monitor the executive management with regards to the main course of business. A graduate of the University of Miami, USA, with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Mr. Mohammad has previously served on the Boards of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait from 2000 to 2003 and Commercial Real Estate Company from 2004 to 2009.
Motasem Jassim Mohammad Al Wazzan
Mr. Motasem Jassim Mohammad Al Wazzan has been responsible for Mezzan Holding’s FMCG Division encompassing many of Mezzan’s larger agencies, such as J&J and RBK, medical business and the pharmacies. These divisions have shown exceptional growth through the years under his leadership and despite handing these divisions over to the new management team, he retains many of the key relationships personally. He was also the creator of Mezzan’s Softy brand and has always had a close affinity with the brand. Constantly seeking new challenges, he pioneered the Group’s entry into Jordan by building the Softy facility in Mafrek, Jordan which is a state-of-the-art-facility.
Prior to joining Mezzan, Mr. Al Wazzan worked in Commercial Bank of Kuwait for almost five years. During college, he ran the Company’s then subsidiary specializing in the air-conditioning and fire-fighting equipment business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and has served on the Boards of Awal Gulf Manufacturing (Bahrain) from 2003 to 2008, National Textiles in 2008, and was also the Vice Chairman of AlMutaja Real Estate Company from 2007 to 2013.
Abdulwahab Ahmed Al Marzouq
Mr. Abdulwahab Al Marzouq brings to Mezzan his rich board-level experience in manufacturing, construction, retail, real estate, advertising and financial services. Mr. Al Marzouq also built a track-record of working in multi-million dinar businesses throughout his 26-year career and continues to serve on several boards of companies including K4 General Trading & Contracting, since 1989, British Industries, since 1993, and Universe Investments, since 2008. Mr. Al Marzouq also served on the board of Kuwait’s Commercial Bank from 1997 to 2000.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Point Park University, Indiana – USA.
Jamal Abdulhameed Al Mutawa
Mr. Jamal Abdulhameed Al Mutawa has 34 years’ experience in financial services and banking, of which 16 years were served in executive and leadership positions. Mr. Al Mutawa’s executive and leadership roles at the Commercial Bank of Kuwait were General Manager and Acting Chief Executive Officer between 1999 and 2003 and Chief Executive Officer until the end of his tenure in 2010. Mr. Jamal served as Chairman of Kuwait Credit Bureau (CI-NET), as well as National Ranges Company (Mayadeen) from 2009 to 2012, and Cham Bank from 2010 to 2011. He also served on the Boards of VISA International CEMEA Region in 1995 and 1996 and Al Ahlia Investments from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Al Mutawa brings to Mezzan a long-standing experience in the financial sector.
He holds a Bachelor of Industrial & System Engineering from University of Southern California – USA.