Saud Ghassan Alsulaiman
Saud Ghassan Alsulaiman is Alsulaiman Group Chief Executive Officer focusing on expanding the group portfolio in modern retail and logistics businesses that are digitally enabled.
He started his career at IKEA in 2003 as a logistics co-worker in Costa Mesa, Los Angeles. In 2006 Saud moved back to IKEA Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to work as an interior designer, steadily he climbed the ranks of IKEA Saudi Arabia, taking up top management positions and then taking over as CEO in September 2013.
Under Saud’s leadership, IKEA Saudi Arabia achieved #1 Rank in the retailer category in YouGov BrandIndex Saudi Arabia best brand ranking, IKEA Jeddah Store ranked #1 Globally in Revenue out of +360 stores globally.
Alsulaiman Group as an active retailer and retail related services group which is represented by 6 companies serving Saudi Arabia and GCC countries. Saud has expanded the group through M&A and partnerships into segments of “Omni-channel Retail”, “Platforms & Market Places”, “Ecommerce Fulfilment”,” Last Mile Delivery” and “Home Services”.
His experience and influence also cover a wider spectrum, he established four different companies as an entrepreneur, the largest of them Flow Progressive Logistics as well he is a board member for several companies such as: Board member IKEA Saudi Arabia & Bahrain, Board member of Flow Progressive Logistics, Board member IKEA Global Strategic Development Council, Board member IKEA Global Strategic Sustainability Council, Board member L’azurde Jewelry, Board member of Zamil Industrial, Board member Saudi Logistics Academy, Chairman of Salasa Logistics, Chairman of Livspace GCC and Board member of Saudi Angle Investors.
The Alsulaiman Group as an active retailer and retail related services group which is represented by 8 companies serving Saudi Arabia and GCC countries. Its business activities cover three segments Omni-channel Retail, Logistics and Retail Real-estate.
• Omni-channel Retail segment has two business models “Brand Concepts” and “Platforms & Market Places” the likes of IKEA and Circle-K.
• Logistics segment covers end to end logistics and value added services with a focus “Ecommerce Fulfilment”, “Last Mile Delivery” and “Home Services” the likes of Flow.
• Retail Real-estate segment is focused to support the development and expansion of retail segment the like of Ehteraf.