Wissam Al Mana
Born in Qatar and educated in England, Wissam’s geographically diverse upbringing opened the gates for his expert eye for style, his passion for art and a determination to succeed. He was destined to follow in the footsteps of his father, the late Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana, who established the Al Mana group of companies in 1951. Today the group is owned and operated by Wissam and his two brothers, Kamal and Hisham.
Wissam’s love of fashion and design began very early on in life. By the age of 14, he began a part-time job on London’s trendy Kings Road, giving him insight and first hand experience into the exciting world of retail. He now heads the Al Mana group’s retail division.
With a portfolio of some of luxury and fashion’s most coveted names such as Hermés, Armani Group, Dolce & Gabbana, Swatch Group, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and Chloé, Wissam has set precedent in the Middle East for luxury entrepreneurship.
In keeping in line with the group’s rich heritage and cultural awareness, Wissam has put his distinctive stamp on the Al Mana group of companies, most evident in the luxury and high street brands represented. Al Mana continues to be globally recognised for its business acumen, its humility despite its success, and its support of worthwhile causes.
With a future-forward outlook and bold ideas, Wissam is always on the lookout for new projects and brands that spark his imagination.