WHITES

Turki

AlYahya

Year of Selection

2019

Field

Retail

WEBSITE

https://www.whites.net/

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Whites is a Saudi brick-and-mortar retail store that sells pharmaceutical products and cosmetics. Whites is considered one of the top beauty retailers in KSA with more than 20K products, 3K of which are exclusively sold in 100+ Whites stores. Whites was founded in 2008 by Turki Alyahya, and today it has over 100 stores across 20 cities in Saudi Arabia with over 1,000 employees. Whites is working to redefine the beauty and lifestyle shopping experience for every guest by blending high-quality, premium products with daily requirements, all in one store.

BIO

Turki AL-Yahya, the founder and Managing Partner of GIC and its subsidiaries (WHITES, Kunooz, HIGHLINE, NDC, etc..). A Forbes-Ranked entrepreneur. He was ranked by Forbes as the most innovative leader in KSA back 2013. And ranked 1st as the fastest growing retail business in KSA 2014. He was also selected as EY's entrepreneur of the year in 2016. His group runs more than 200 retail outlets in 21 different cities in Saudi and employees more than 2,000 employees. They have recently expanded their operation to cover the GCC and MENA region. Turki is also an active investor in Tech, logistics, retail services and others.