KIPCO’s operations extend across the Middle East and North African region, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arabian Sea. With holdings in sectors such as financial services, media, manufacturing and real estate, KIPCO Group comprises over 60 companies and employs over 12,000 people in 24 countries. Founded in 1975, KIPCO has since become one of the MENA region’s most successful companies.
KIPCO’s primary business sectors are financial services and media. In financial services, KIPCO Group companies include Burgan Bank Group – one of the region’s biggest banking groups with operations in Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Malta, Tunisia and Turkey. KIPCO also has a majority holding in Gulf Insurance Group - one of the region’s biggest insurance groups - with operations in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
In the media sector, KIPCO has majority ownership of OSN – the region’s biggest and most successful pay-TV company – which broadcasts high quality Arabic, English and Filipino content using the latest technology.
As one of the region’s most successful companies, KIPCO is committed to making a social contribution in the countries where we operate. The company has identified three particular areas for development: education, youth welfare and healthcare. KIPCO has developed a series of initiatives in these areas to enhance the quality of community life.
As part of its commitment to protecting and promoting Kuwait’s heritage, KIPCO also maintains a close working relationship with the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah museum – which houses the Al Sabah Collection - one of the world’s finest collections of Islamic art. The collection, which comprises of thousands of priceless artifacts from both the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods, is drawn from countries across the Islamic world.