The origins of Zamil Group can be traced back to the small agricultural town of Onaiza in the Central Region of Saudi Arabia, where our founder Sheikh Abdullah Al-Hamad Al Zamil was born (1897 – 1961). An aspiring businessman, he operated his first commercial business in Bahrain at the age of 19. By the 1920s he had established a successful trading entity in the Kingdom of Bahrain. His successes were followed by investments in real estate, and in 1959 to the construction of the tallest building of its time in Al Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Favourable economic conditions in the Kingdom, government support for the private sector and a well entrenched industrialization program provided the foundation for Zamil Group to establish a core industrial base in the 1970s. Strategic programs were subsequently implemented to accelerate and diversify activities into new areas poised for sustainable growth. This pace continues unabated today through an ever increasing program of diversification into petrochemical and chemical industries and international expansion.
Today a vast network of manufacturing facilities, joint ventures, affiliations, alliances and strategic acquisitions ensure our presence in more than 60 countries on six continents. The consistent delivery of innovative high quality products and services and the creation of investment opportunities for investors, partners and stakeholders is the legacy instilled within us by our founder and is the spirit that drives each of our more than 60 sector businesses.
Zamil Group Holding Company’s Board of Directors comprises 12 sons who – in continuing the legacy of their father – are actively involved in charting the ongoing strategic expansion, diversification and international presence and leadership of the Group.