Chairman, Lebanese Business Council, Kuwait
Mr. Ali H. Khalil is the Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz”. He has more than 33 years of experience spent between Kuwait, the United States and France. Prior to that, he was Markaz’s Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2020, whereby he oversaw both the Asset Management and the Investment Banking activities, with all their underlying activities.
He joined the Markaz group of companies in 1989 as the President of Mar-Gulf Management, a fully owned subsidiary of Markaz located in Los Angeles, California, which manages its USA real estate investment activities. Under his tutelage, the real estate investments activity was expanded to include the MENA region with special focus on the GCC, and later on Europe.
He is also the Chairman of the Lebanese Business Council in Kuwait.
Mr. Khalil holds an MBA degree from INSEAD in France, a M.Sc., and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA.