The Team

Board of Directors

Jassim Boodai
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Jassim Boodai is one of the founders of BoodaiCorp. During his tenure with the group, he assumed several roles within the group including the Chairman of Jazeera Airways and Al-Rai Media Group. He was instrumental in breaking government monopolies with aviation, media and public transport. Mr. Jassim is presently the Chairman of the Board at BoodaiCorp and is involved at the strategic level is setting the direction for the company and in oversight on initiatives and investments.


Marwan Boodai
Vice Chairman of the Board

Mr. Marwan Boodai has led the transformation of BoodaiCorp, which started in the 90’s, from a medium-sized corporation to one of the largest and most reputable Kuwait based conglomerate today. His approach relied on breaking into key and historically monopolized sectors in the service industry which included aviation, transportation, and mass media. BoodaiCorp has launched a series of leading and successful companies in these sectors such as Al Jazeera Airways Company, City Group Company, and Al-Rai TV. Mr. Boodai is Vice Chairman of the Board at BoodaiCorp and he is also the Chairman at Al Jazeera Airways Company.

Management Team

Mishaal Al-Usaimi

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mishaal Al-Usaimi joined BoodaiCorp as Chief Executive Officer in 2019 in pursuit of further expanding BoodaiCorp. He has 25 years’ experience in asset management, capital markets and property development. Mishaal held various local and regional board directorships. Prior to joining BoodaiCorp, his last role was the Acting Chairman and Managing Director of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) in Kuwait. Throughout his career, he also held various management positions with Saffar Capital in Dubai, Mabanee, Kuwait Cement Company and Kuwait Investment Office in London. Mishaal, has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) from the University of San Diego, California, USA. He also trained in the Kuwait Investment Authority, and in J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York.

Ahmad Abdalla

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Ahmad Abdalla joined BoodaiCorp in January, 2013. He presently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President with Agility where he has assumed several posts including Management Systems, Corporate Finance, and Human Capital. Prior to his tenure at Agility, he worked in North America for 18 years where he held different positions in the areas of Management and IT consulting with a client base focus in Fortune 500 companies. He has advised numerous clients on strategy development and management, organization restructuring, business performance management, and enterprise systems implementations. He serves on the board of several Group Companies including Al Jazeera Airways Company, Gulf Engineering Company and City Group Company. Ahmad has Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in New York.

Hany Shawky

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Hany Shawky joined BoodaiCorp in 2011 where he holds the position of Chief Investment Officer. He has more than 20 years of experience within the private equity, investment banking and equity research fields both in Egypt and Kuwait. Before joining BoodaiCorp, Hany was a Vice President - Private Equity in Global Investment House – Kuwait. He has a long track record of managing acquisition, post-acquisition and exit processes as well as working with portfolio companies on value creation initiatives. Hany served as member of the Board of Directors of a number of companies including Al Jazeera Airways Company, City Group, Gulf Projects Company for Cooling and Electricity in Kuwait. He was also the Chairman of Jordan Trade Facilities Company in Jordan and a board member in Alumco LLC in Dubai amongst others. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Helwan University.

Marzouq Boodai

Corporate Director

Mr. Marzouk Boodai joined BoodaiCorp in 2015 as a member of the Executive Committee. He assumes various roles in support of the vision to expand BoodaiCorp and continue to be the market leader in the various sectors it operates. Marzouq is also an executive committee member of Boodai Trading Company, Al Jazeera Airways Company and City Group Company. He is the Chairman of the Board at Gulf Projects Company for Cooling and Electricity. Marzouq has a Bachelor’s Degree in MIS from the Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait.