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About Us

SHL was founded in 1987 by Wafic Saïd. He left an early career in banking to follow his entrepreneurial instincts and established and grew an exceptionally successful project development and construction management business in Saudi Arabia.

As well as being entrepreneurial, Wafic Saïd also nurtured a longer term perspective which found expression in SHL. The company was based on a decade’s investment experience and formalised his instinct to invest for the long term and protect and build wealth. SHL became the primary focus of Wafic Saïd’s business vision and energy and, 25 years on, its returns have exceeded the hopes and expectations even of its founder.

During that time, SHL has been guided and controlled by a Board of Directors whose expertise, experience and independence is self-evident. Through the Board, the company has executed a rigorous and disciplined approach to its investments while retaining an essential fleet footedness. Always, though, the vision has been on the long-term.