King Abdullah Port, Saudi Arabia
Rayan Qutub is Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Valley at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). He has more than 20 years of Industrial, Business Development, Marketing, Acquisition, Real-Estate, Education, Healthcare and Regulations Development experience gained from reputable companies such as EEC, Unilever and Savola.
In his current capacity with KAEC, Rayan is leading the Industrial and Logistics Valley; a 55 km2 state of the art Industrial and value-added Logistics hub that is contributing to the job creation and economic development of Saudi Arabia.
During his time with KAEC, Rayan was responsible for the development of the Haramain District, Residential Communities, Education and Healthcare including the construction and operation of KAEC’s first world class school; The World Academy.
Prior to joining KAEC, Rayan worked with Unilever International for ten years with his last post as the Marketing Director, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle East. In his capacity, Rayan has managed to successfully launch and grow Unilever’s largest business globally “Foods” in Arabia and to attain more than 10 global and local growth awards.
Rayan is a member of the Industrial Committee in the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as a member of the Advisory Council for the Development of Education in Jeddah. Rayan is also a member of Minaret Business Organization (MBO); Jeddah’s leading distinguished business leaders organization. Moreover, in 2012 he was nominated to join the “Young Arab Leaders Organization” that aims to galvanize 500 of the most accomplished, result-oriented individuals from the region who are active in improving the state of the Arab world.
Rayan graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with honor and attended several Executive Education Programs in leadership, real estate and economic development with top Universities such as Oxford, Harris and Harvard.