Gulf International Services QSC is the largest listed service group in Qatar with interests in a broad cross-section of industries, ranging from insurance, re-insurance, fund management, onshore and offshore drilling, helicopter transportation, and facilities management.
GIS was incorporated as a Qatari joint stock company on February 12, 2008 by Resolution Number 42 of 2008 of the State of Qatar’s Ministry of Economy and Commerce, pursuant to its Memorandum and Articles of Association and Law Number 5 of 2002 concerning Commercial Companies. The authorised share capital is QR10 billion with the issued share capital consisting of 135.2 million ordinary shares and 1 special share. Qatar Petroleum holds 30% of the ordinary shares and the 1 special share, with the remaining ordinary shares floated on the Qatar Exchange.
GIS currently has two subsidiaries (Al Koot Insurance and Reinsurance SAQ, Gulf Helicopters Company QSC) and one joint venture (Gulf Drilling International QSC), and employs over 1,200 people.