KIPCO does business in some of the most volatile MENA areas. Even on its home turf in Kuwait, one of the world's top 10 oil exporters, protests have flared sporadically since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2011. For Al Ayyar, who is one of the wealthiest Arab businessmen according to Forbes, there remains no need to diversify away from this part of the world.
"With all the trouble that happened in the region, our effect on us is very limited. Very limited. It's a great opportunity in our region. We believe in that."
One of KIPCO's most prized assets is its 60.5 percent share of OSN, the largest pay-TV provider in the Middle East. After repeated delays, investment bank Rothschild was chosen to advise on an initial public offering for the unit.
"We raise our value of OSN to $4.4 billion after continuous strong momentum with very high operating leverage (revenue growth translates into 60% additional EBITDA)" Dubai-based Arqaam Capital said in a research note in February. "We only expect a potential IPO of OSN in 2-3 years given option value in 24 markets".
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The firm was targeting to complete the process before the end of the year.
"We are checking our options right now, we are discussing with our shareholder. Number one choice will be MENA listing, and London Stock Exchange," Al Ayyar maintained.
Earlier in May, KIPCO reported a 20 percent rise in first-quarter profit with revenues reaching $486 million.
This week on "Access: Middle East": An exclusive interview with Faisal Al Ayyar, Vice-Chairman of Kuwait Projects Co (KIPCO). Tune in to discover more about the company's relationship with the royal family, and why he feels the nation's oil wealth has been a curse.