MSc, PhD
Chairman of Gulf Innovation Group


Tareq Mohammed Al-Suwaidan is a Kuwaiti writer, historian, businessman, and Muslim scholar, He is Chairman of "Innovation Group". He is well known in the Middle East and in Muslim communities throughout the world for his management/strategic planning training, and television shows and appearances. Al-Suwaidan was trained in the classical Islamic sciences in his youth and lived and studied in the United States from the age of 17 and remained for 20 years, graduating from high school, and receiving a B.S. in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Penn State University in 1975 and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in 1990 in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.
Al-Suwaidan is a TV personality who has prepared and presented numerous Islamic television shows on Islamic subjects ranging from broadcasting of the Holy Quran, stories of the Prophet, notable women and Andalusian history. His shows have aired on Kuwait television, First Channel, Space Channel and MBC. Al-Suwaidan was formerly the General Manager of Al-Resalah Satellite TV. He was one of the founders of the American Creativity Academy in Kuwait, a private institution that offers an American college-preparatory education within the context of Islamic values. He is also one of the founders of AGS (Advanced Generations School) in Saudi Arabia, a "Canadian school with an Islamic identity." Students study English under the Canadian curriculum, and take Islamic and Arabic classes as well.