Mindfully and strategically
making a difference

Sarab Holding Company is an investment company that is mindfully and strategically making a difference in the areas of travel, beauty, and agriculture. Being family-established, we are rooted with traditional values and work ethic. Our methods of execution, however, remain modern and innovative. Steady growth is what we continuously strive for, and this is what helps us navigate our way through the different industries we operate in. Our passion for business is what has us exploring new opportunities and broadening our professional horizons, one industry at a time.

Travel & Tourism

Our business in the travel industry is divided into two parts: Technology and Tourism.

Technology

Tourism

Through our subsidiary H&E for Travel and Tourism Operations, we are the Exclusive Distributor of Amadeus IT Group S.A. in Kuwait. Amadeus is a Spanish company based in Madrid and it is the world’s leading travel technology company. Since taking on the Distributorship in January of 2019, we have successfully increased the Amadeus market share of the Global Distribution System (GDS) market in Kuwait, from 23% to over 40% as of today.

Our decision to take on this part of the business is based on our respect towards the travel industry as a whole, and our belief that we can add value to it.

With our vast experience working with travel agencies on both personal endeavors and professional ones made through Amadeus, we strategically decided to establish our own travel agency: Ojeen Travel and Tourism Operations.

Ojeen was established with our customers in mind, and the intention of making their booking processes easier, faster and the most convenient.

People choose Ojeen because Ojeen is reliable, hassle-free, and always up-to-date and in the know of what’s new.

Technology

Through our subsidiary H&E for Travel and Tourism Operations, we are the Exclusive Distributor of Amadeus IT Group S.A. in Kuwait. Amadeus is a Spanish company based in Madrid and it is the world’s leading travel technology company. Since taking on the Distributorship in January of 2019, we have successfully increased the Amadeus market share of the Global Distribution System (GDS) market in Kuwait, from 23% to over 40% as of today.

Our decision to take on this part of the business is based on our respect towards the travel industry as a whole, and our belief that we can add value to it.

Tourism

With our vast experience working with travel agencies on both personal endeavors and professional ones made through Amadeus, we strategically decided to establish our own travel agency: Ojeen Travel and Tourism Operations.

Ojeen was established with our customers in mind, and the intention of making their booking processes easier, faster and the most convenient.

People choose Ojeen because Ojeen is reliable, hassle-free, and always up-to-date and in the know of what’s new.

Beauty

The cosmetics industry has long been in mind and after discovering the demand for eyelashes, we decided to invest in an up-and-coming eyelash brand in Kuwait, Lady Lashes. Lady Lashes appealed to us due to the fact that it sourced the best materials, offered the most flattering designs and created a brand that is trusted by its customers and has garnered their loyalty. Through our investment, we successfully managed to propel its growth and expansion, which is only just beginning.

Livestock

 

Our business in Livestock is fueled by pure passion. It is the first of our ventures to be pursued abroad, in Turkey to be exact, and it is at the forefront of our business expansion strategy. The intention is for us to be amongst the largest importers of livestock in Kuwait and, eventually, the GCC as a whole.

About our Founder

Sarab Holding Company was founded with the purpose of uniting the businesses and ventures of Mr. Hamed Taleb Al Nakib.  Prior to embarking on his business endeavors in the late 1990s and becoming the serial entrepreneur and perennial businessman he is today, Mr. Hamed served as a military officer in Kuwait’s Ministry of Defense for 17 years. Since then, he has been actively involved in the fields of Internet Technology, Livestock & Agriculture and Travel & Tourism – holding both executive and non-executive positions in the aforementioned industries.

Today, Mr. Hamed serves as Sarab’s Head Advisor after handing the reins over to his children, Haya, Taleb and Mohammed, who are partners in the company. Guided by his teachings and oversight, they continue to raise the bar for Sarab and are in consistent pursuit of long-term success in the spirit of Mr. Hamed.

Some of Mr. Hamed’s career milestones include the following:

• Q8 Online
Mr. Hamed was a co-founder and the CEO of Q8 Online, an internet service provider (ISP) which took the industry by storm in the late 1990s and early 2000s when the company introduced pre-paid internet cards for the first time in Kuwait.

• FASTtelco
Following his success with Q8 Online, Mr. Hamed joined Fastelco, a millennial titan of the internet technology space in Kuwait, to serve as its General Manager.

• Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA)
Mr. Hamed served as an Adviser to KIA, the world’s third largest sovereign wealth fund, on matters related to food security.

• Hassad Food
Mr. Hamed served as an Adviser to Hassad Food, an investment arm of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), on matters related to its expansion abroad.

• Kuwait United Poultry Company
Mr. Hamed was appointed a board member and the General Manager of Kuwait United Poultry Company, the largest poultry company in Kuwait.

• Amadeus IT Group, S.A.
In 2019 H&E for Travel & Tourism Operations, a wholly-owned Sarab subsidiary, was appointed the Exclusive Distributor of Amadeus IT Group, S.A. in Kuwait. Amadeus is a Spanish company based in Madrid and it is the world’s leading travel technology company Mr. Hamed serves as H&E’s Managing Director.

Moving Forward

 

As we’ve worked to make space for ourselves in multiple industries in business, our next area of focus is always the next investment opportunity.

We are excited to join hands with ambitious individuals and businesses that are looking to grow and make an impact. Our doors are always open for further discussions and negotiations that may pertain to opportunities in the fields of venture capital, private equity and commercial agencies & distributorships.

We believe that the future is about making success attainable for all.

The values that lie at the core
of everything we do and provide are:

Ethics

The era we live in today makes for an era in which ethics are most important. Ethics are what keep us grounded, and they are what guide us when making crucial business decisions. It is our commitment to our ethics that has led to the consistency of our business identity, our growth, and ultimately, our success.

Credibility

Credibility is a value that stands at the forefront of our business. We view it as a direct reflection of customer satisfaction along with organic growth, and for that reason we take it very seriously. Our credibility as a company also comes as a result of our commitment to our ethics and our values as a whole.

Savviness

Though we are a family-established company with somewhat traditional roots, we do pride ourselves on our savvy and modern ways of doing business. We do business efficiently and with conviction, paying attention to results and to growth. This balance is what ultimately sets us apart and keeps us ahead.

Vision

 

Our vision is to become the most trusted and respected investment company in Kuwait and the region.

It’s said that the best way to gain something is to first become it, then give it, and then it will come to you naturally. For that reason, we do indeed operate out of trust and respect. We trust and respect ourselves as an entity, we trust and respect the members of our team, we trust and respect our partners, and we trust and respect our customers and clientele. These two qualities, along with our values, are non-negotiable and in no circumstance are they ever compromised.

Mission

 

Our mission is to grow and outgrow ourselves, constantly and continuously.

We achieve our company mission with every transaction in which we are ethical, savvy, trustworthy, and respectful. We achieve our mission in every instance that we are true to ourselves and in tune with our vision.

Contact Us

 

We are always happy to speak, meet, and work with new people in business. Please feel free to contact us and we will be sure to get back to you at the soonest:

© Sarab Holding Company.