One of the leading manufacturers and distributors of gases in the Middle East. We are Gulf Cryo.
We work to serve diverse industries, from petrochemicals to laser cutting, meeting your demands to help you compete in the market.
Our highly skilled engineers work with our clients to develop technologies to advance processes and techniques through innovative gas applications, finding the best solution for you.
Gulf Cryo provides a complete end to end solution for medical gas applications, including storage, engineered delivery system and secondary equipment and accessories.
Our production facilities, wide variety of gas and process management programs, and delivery systems are all designed to help get you the gas you need.
We offer various services and technological solutions, ranging from pH control solutions to laser cutting to purging jobs.
We are committed to protecting our team and the environment by adhering to safety standards under our SHEQ management system.
The board of directors jointly control and captain the activities of Gulf Cryo.They are the principle backbone of the company, deciding key strategies and processes to implement, to ensure the company's prosperity. The board meets on a quarterly a basis to agree on strategic decisions and ensure resources are available to achieve organisational goals and review Gulf Cryo’s performance.
Gulf Cryo board member since 1998.
In 1953, Mr.Salim Huneidi, Mr.Amer Huneidi’s father founded Gulf Cryo as the ‘Kuwait Oxygen and Acetylene Co.’ in Kuwait. Since 1987, Mr.Amer Huneidi has held several positions within the company from vice president of sales and general manager of Kuwait through to CEO of Kuwait and UAE operations. Since 1998, he has been the chairman of the Gulf Cryo board and has been fundamental in the growth of Gulf Cryo into a group of companies that now has 13 subsidiaries in 10 countries.
He is also a member of a number of notable company boards in the UAE and Europe.
Mr.Saad Al Shuwaib has been appointed Vice Chairman of Gulf Cryo since April 2015, he brings with him a plentitude of over 35 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry.
He also holds the position of Chairman of Energy House Holding Co since 2013 and has held various Senior Executive Board Positions such as CEO and Board Member of Development Enterprise Holding Co, CEO & Vice Chairman of Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC) and Chairman & MD Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC) during his 35 years in the field. He also held several board memberships such as Member of Advisory Council for Energy Investment Fund (Kerogen) since 2008, Board member of the Public Authority for Industry Management – Kuwait (2007-2010 ) and Member of the Advisory Celanese Chemicals in Germany(2001-2003).
Mr.Saad Al Shuwaib holds a BS and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Mahmood Hashim Alkooheji is the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (“Mumtalakat”), the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is responsible for devising and executing its strategy to manage and grow a diverse portfolio of commercial assets locally, regionally and internationally.
As the CEO of Mumtalakat, Mr. Alkooheji oversees the management of the company’s stakes in over 40 commercial enterprises and the growth of its portfolio value. He also directs the company’s initiatives to firmly implement the highest standards of transparency and corporate governance across Mumtalakat and its diverse holdings.
Mr. Alkooheji is actively involved in the management of portfolio companies and sits on the boards of Gulf Air, McLaren Automotive Limited and McLaren Group Limited, Durrat Khaleej Al Bahrain Company, the Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (“APICORP”), Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (“Edamah”), Arcapita Group, Gulf Air Group Holding Company and Governors of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain.
Mr. Alkooheji served as the Chairman of the Board of Alba from 2008 to 2014. Within this role, he spearheaded the company’s restructuring in 2009 and the successful listing of 10% of its shares on both the London and Bahrain stock exchanges in 2010.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Staffordshire University and a Masters of Business Administration from Henley College of Management, Brunel University, UK.
Mr.Al Mazro is the Chairman & CEO of the Al Mazro Group (MAZ HoldingCo.)
He has over 30 years of experience in the Petrochemical, Supply Chain and Private Sector.
He is a board member at Chemanol and is Chairman and Board Member of several international, global and SABIC affiliated companies.
Mr.Al Mazro is a Serial Entrepreneur and a highly respected and recognised Senior Expert and Consultant in the Petrochemical Industry in Saudi Arabia and the GCC.
He has a strong network in the KSA Governmental Ministry and Agencies such as MOCI, Petroleum, Health, Labor, MODON, Royal Commission .
He is a Chemical Engineer and an MBA, he has attended several executive courses and seminars at Harvard, IMD, INSEAD and the London Business School.
Mr. Joseph Kirikian joined Mumtalakat in January 2010 and heads the Industrials & Services group in the Private Equity team. He focuses on both the sourcing/execution of global investments and the development of the industrial cluster in Bahrain. Prior to joining Mumtalakat, he worked for Istithmar World on restructuring of portfolio assets in Dubai and for Bear Stearns Transportation and Logistics M&A group in New York. Mr. Kirikian started his career in Southern California with a boutique investment bank advising small to mid-sized companies.
Mr. Kirikian holds an MBA from the Wharton School, is a CFA charter holder and holds a BS in finance, magna cum laude, from California State University, Northridge.
Mike was appointed as a Director of Gulf Cryo in January 2019 .He has over 35 years of experience in the Industrial and Medical gas industry and was Gulf Cryo’s CEO from 2016-18 . Prior to that he had held a number of senior management roles for BOC [ Now Linde] including the Head of its Cylinder Businesses across Asia and Managing Director for the UK and Southern Africa . He has also held Regional functional roles in both Safety and Procurement and was President of the Asia Industrial Gas Association.
Mike has a degree in Chemical Engineering , a Marketing Diploma and completed the Senior Management Program at INSEAD in Singapore.
Mr.Ahmad A. Al-Hamad has over 24 years of experience in the financial services.
His career spanned work across multiple geographies and financial services including managing Gulf International Bank’s venture investing in Europe and establishing Northgate Capital’s joint venture with The Capital Partnership in London. He was also instrumental in starting the first venture capital fund-of-funds in China, Jade Advisors. His most recent role was CEO of Asiya Investments an Asian asset manager which had the Kuwait sovereign wealth fund, the KIA, as its key shareholders.
He is an active angel investor, served on the board and audit committee of Gulf Bank and is a consultant to financial services companies.
He is a graduate of Princeton University.