Business person of the Year – Khalid Al Darwish

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Originally based in Jeddah our winner launched a chain of supermarkets that has literally taken the country by storm. In the next two years alone, the Manuel Market brand plans to open 100 new stores.

But what really impressed our judges, and millions of Saudi customers for that matter, is his success in becoming the first food retailer in Saudi Arabia to introduce organic food. Again, this has been a novelty in the Kingdom and we believe a real game changer when it comes to healthy living.

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