Who We Are ?

Shihab began its business as a trading & insurance company in 1953, and it was founded by Mr. Omar Abdulaziz Shehab who became later the Minister of Finance and the first Arab President of the Chamber of Commerce in Aden.   

Between 1953 and 1960, our business grew and it became one of the biggest trading and industrial businesses in south Yemen. It represented many international companies in the field of travels, insurance and industry including international companies such as Parcels & General (British) Co. and Sun Alliance Co., and British, Swiss and USA FMCG companies such as Mackintosh York, Colgate, Palmolive, Pepsi Cola Nestle, Nespray, Rowuntree, Borden Co. , B.V.

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More About Us

After 1967, our business moved to the north part of Yemen due to the nationalization of most private business's properties in South Yemen. In north Yemen, the company worked in the trade of consumer products, and became after the Yemeni unity in 1990 one of the biggest companies in the distribution and marketing of fast moving consumer goods. Its employs more than 700 people, own 210 vehicle and seven branches in main provinces it operate on Oracle e-business suit and effectively employs information technology in all aspects of its business.

Our Vision

We are the best distributionand marketing company in the region



Chairman's Message

Since being founded, the company has sought to satisfy its customers and best meet their needs through the provision of globally renowned products with superior value everywhere in the Yemen. We sought to contribute to economic and social development at all levels taking into consideration the objective of the continuous development of our business which is based on creative human element and scientific & technological development through which our vision would be realized.

Mr. Akil Omar Shihab - Chairman  


Our Mission

To build a strong and modern nation through strengthening its economic structure via building a superior business organization that elevates professional competition and service and consumption standards by providing exceedingly finer goods and services through our better people and modern assets.



Our Values

  • All we do is first and foremost for the sake of Allah.
  • We trust each other and work as one team.
  • We relentlessly pursue development and innovation.
  • We exemplify total quality management.
  • We are initiators and result oriented.
  • We exemplify discipline.
  • We are passionate about satisfying our customers.


Key Success Factors

  • Right intents towards our creator Allah
  • Our people
  • Brands and innovations
  • Viable, efficient and effective supply chain setup
  • IT setup
  • Viable CRM (customer relationship management)
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