About The Olayan Group Founded in 1947, The Olayan Group is a private, multinational enterprise with diverse commercial and industrial operations in the Middle East and an actively managed portfolio of international investments. The commercial side of the Group comprises more than 40 companies and is centered in Saudi Arabia, where the Group originated. They are engaged in distribution, manufacturing, and services. Many of these companies operate in partnership with leading multinational or regional firms. Some have operations in other Gulf countries and the wider Middle East. With offices in Saudi Arabia, Europe, and the US, the Group's global investment team focuses on public and private equities, real estate, fixed income securities, and other specialized assets.