Mr. Hawwa joined URC as Group Chief Executive Officer in 2020. Mr. Hawwa has been a member of the senior management team of Kuwait Projects Company – Holding (KIPCO Group), where he has spent more than 19 years. He joined the finance and accounts team in 2001 and was last Deputy Group Chief Operating Officer leading finance and operations. He also serves on the board of several KIPCO operating subsidiaries.

Mr. Hawwa has multi-facet experience in various verticals within KIPCO Group, including real estate and financial services. As part of KIPCO Group’s strategy, Mr. Hawwa has been involved in various operating companies providing thought leadership and advice on strategic directives, financial planning, and governance.

Mr. Hawwa holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris and is a graduate of the Lebanese American University. He has attended several executive education programs, including the General Management Program at Harvard Business School, and holds several professional qualifications from prominent US-based institutions.