Who we are

Austrian Business Development Group (ABDG) was founded in 2006 by Mr Friedrich Forstner and Mr Abdulla Ajrash to generate growth in the country through the power of entrepreneurship. ABDG is now at the forefront of key business ventures initiatives in Kuwait.
Since its foundation, the company has entered a wide range of crucial sectors managing franchises or creating its own brands. ABDG has gathered significant cross-sectoral experience that allows the company to reach high levels of efficiency and have a global approach.
ABDG ensures the development of its businesses, respecting their identity and autonomy. Finally, ABDG is honored to be a member of the United Nations' Global Compact. We are therefore actively implementing the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals within our businesses, management and long-term plans.


Create human and economic growth through entrepreneurship

Spur innovation and creation in Kuwait

Maintain the excellence of the services Leadership

Shared Value

“Businesses must reconnect company success with social progress. Shared value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or sustainability but a new way to achieve economic success. It is not on the margin of what companies do but at the center. We believe that it can give rise to the next major transformation of business thinking.” - Michael E. Porter
Shared value is at the core of our activity. We want to create sustainable growth by bridging the existing gaps. We will spur innovation across the sectors and create value for everyone (Businesses and Clients alike).

We believe that constant commitment to this will be crucial to our success today and tomorrow.