FAMCORP was founded by Mr. Faisal Al Matrook in Bahrain as Faisal Al Matrook Establishment and has been in business since 1975.
The company initially engaged in concrete manufacturing. It then expanded into trading of building materials to the construction industry, and the hire of heavy earth moving equipment to the civil engineering and road construction sectors. Soon after, it added trading to its portfolio by supplying various catering equipment and accessories to the airline catering industry. By 1977, it had branched out into the manufacturing of plastics.
In 1987 the company extended its operations to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where it expanded the reach and range of its activities which began with concrete manufacturing and was soon followed by civil contracting. By 1989 the company had expanded into the mechanical engineering & steel fabrication industry.
In 1990, it expanded by teaming up with Internationally renowned Air Products Inc. for the distribution of high integrity industrial gases to various industries within the UAE and beyond.
By 1995, it had secured its first contract from Dubai Aluminium to manufacture the first regionally produced superstructures for the production of aluminium and has continued to be the leader in the manufacturing of superstructures, pot shells, anode stems, buzz bars, and various other components to the regional aluminium industry as a whole.
In the year 2000 it established its new facility of over a million square feet for the expansion of its manufacturing businesses. 2003 saw the company grow even more by establishing one of the largest precast companies in the UAE for the manufacturing of hollow core, pre-stressed and various other types of elements.
Within this decade the group established its holding company and investment arm to better manage its interests. In 2013 the holding company was renamed FAMCORP and now has major stakes in various companies with multiple disciplines in many countries.
The company was restructured to become a limited liability entity and continuously expanded in Bahrain by taking late Mr. Ali Al Matrook's real estate development business which continues, in a major way, to this day 40 years on. The organization currently has 3200 employees.
Faisal Al Matrook has the distinction of single handedly founding FAMCORP back in 1975 and bringing it to where it is today.
Mr. Al Matrook brings through his entrepreneurship a wealth of experience and knowledge of how to establish, run, and direct businesses in many disciplines spanning investment, construction, real estate development, manufacturing, engineering, hospitality, oil and gas, amongst many others. He currently holds several key positions as director and member of the executive committee in various companies internationally.
He was born and raised in Bahrain where he completed his primary education and then completed his higher education in business administration in the United Kingdom.
He also heads his late father's (Mr. Ali Al Matrook) charity fund as well as his own that supports various social, educational, and economic causes.
Mohamed Al Matrook holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Northeastern University in Boston, USA. After completing his education he joined HSBC for a few years; he then joined FAMCORP which is the holding company for his family's various business interests.
He is involved in the daily activities of the company and aims to continually grow and improve FAMCORP and its subsidiary companies. Mohamed oversees his father's charitable activities and also supports various social and economic causes such as water shortage, children’s health, and the WWF either through volunteering or other forms of support.
Abdulla Almatrook brings his financial skills to the board, utilising his experience with the business since 2011. His investment planning and cash flow management are assets that he utilizes to help navigate the firm. He joined FAMCORP and currently serves as its Executive Director of Finance and manages the portfolio of personal and business assets across the globe. He is instrumental in management of business development of multiple subsidiaries under FAMCORP, including Jasaf Group of Companies.
John has immense knowledge in management and construction due to over 50 years of experience.
He has been working with FAMCORP UAE as managing director since 2002, with direct responsibility for managing the Construction, MEP, Structural Steelwork, and Precast Concrete divisions; having previously spent 13 years as Commercial Director covering all commercial activities throughout the Gulf region for Laing UAE.
In a career spanning over 50 years including 30 in the Gulf, John brings a wealth of knowledge and industrial expertise to FAMCORP.
Nadia is a family board member at Famcorp, with a vast background in business development, project management, hospitality, marketing and oil and gas.
Nadia is also a member of the board at Napag Italia, an international oil and petrochemical trading company. She was also part of the pre-opening team at The Domain Hotel Bahrain and was in charge of various projects within the hotel ensuring their completion was to the utmost standards as well as developing “The Domain Hotels and Resorts” brand along with key players in the industry. Nadia holds Bachelor of Science degree in management and Information Design and Corporate Communication from Bentley University, Massachusetts USA.
Dana is a family Board Member and Director at Famcorp Holding, with a background in Finance, Investments, and more recently Internet Technologies.
Dana is currently the co-founder of TROVEA.com, a leading regional e-commerce platform focused on affordable trendy women's apparel. Prior to TROVEA, Dana spent 8 years working with companies from around the world in Private Equity and Corporate Advisory. This includes large-scale acquisitions at Dubai International Capital in Europe and the Middle East including The Tussauds Group, Travelodge UK, and Rivoli Group, as well as making large investments in public blue-chip companies across the world. She was also part of the team at JPMorgan London which set up the European SMID-cap strategy coverage in 2007. She then went on to become Director at Physis Partners, advising companies in less-represented markets such as Brazil and Australia on Middle Eastern capital introductions. This included the largest Private Equity firm in Brazil, GP Investimentos, and the largest pastoral company in Australia, Macquarie Agricultural Asset Management. Additionally, within the family business, she has a keen interest in income-generating real estate transactions. Dana has received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, International Relations, and Psychology from Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA.
Leo Andrade has over 32 years of rich and varied work experience both within and outside of FAMCORP, and has gained hands on experience in many fields such as finance, banking, management, and administration in many industries.
He has been with FAMCORP for 30 years and played in big role during its establishment in the U.A.E and continues to do so today as the general manager of the Contech Group, a subsidiary of FAMCORP.
Ever since our humble beginnings in Bahrain we have always strived to provide the best to the people with whom we work. A cornerstone of our strategy is to always look for new markets and industries to move into; we take great pride in taking on new challenges and risks, albeit always by carefully weighing our options, strengths, and weaknesses. That is how, over the span of the past 40 years, we have been able to expand into more than a dozen industries, while continuously looking to expand into even more.
FAMCORP is the culmination of all this. It is a company founded on the back of many years of hard work. As a company that has been in business since 1975, we strive to offer products and services of unmatched quality and timeliness in all the industries in which we operate and to the people with whom we do business.