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Since coming to power as leader of the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) in 1978, Ali Abdullah Saleh has balanced progress with nepotism. President Saleh's nephews, relatives and tribesmen make up the leadership of Yemen's military and security forces. The sense that Yemen is a family corporation that has enriched itself is part of the problem. As President Saleh has consolidated power in his family's hands, his influence with tribal chiefs has receded. This is all a bit complicated, and not all sources are in agreement on the details. One source reports that Brigadier General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar is a half brother of president Saleh, while the New York Times reports that "Mr. Saleh and Mr. Mohsen are not related".

Ali Abdullah SalehPresident
  • Al-Gar Farm . Huge farm for fruits mainly Mango , exporting its productions to Saudi-Arabia and Gulf States
  • Partner of Tawfiq Group for Fuel ( covering large scale of activities in the field of fuel
  • The Economy Establishment ( previously the Military Economic Corporation)
  • Colonel Ahmed Ali Abdullah SalehEldest son of the President Saleh
  • Commander, Republican Guards
  • Commander, Special Forces
  • Al-Haj Company For Heavy Equipments and Cars
  • Colonel Yahya Mohamed Abdullah SalehNephew, son of Saleh's brother
  • Commander, Security Central Forces
  • Almass Company For Petroleum Services
  • Ha Wi Cable Chinese Company
  • Colonel Tareq Mohammed Abdullah SalehNephew, son of Saleh's brother Mohammed
  • Commander, Private Forces
  • Commander, Special Guards
  • Colonel Amar Mohamed Abdullah SalehNephew, son of Saleh's brother Mohammed Deputy Chairman, National Security Organization
    Brigadier General Mohamed Saleh Al-Ahmarhalf brother of president Saleh ( one mother )
  • Air Force Commander
  • Al-Hashdi Petroleum Company
  • Brigadier General Ali Saleh Al-Ahmarhalf brother of president Salehchief of staff of the general command
    Brigadier General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmarhalf brother of president Saleh
  • commander, first tank division
  • commander, Northern/Western military zone
  • Hawan For Petroleum Services
  • Hadwan Oil Services and Support
  • Alraida Group for Engineering
  • Pioneer Engenering Group
  • Brigadier General Mehdi Makwala( Hashd tribe and Sanhan village of President Saleh )commander of the southern military zone ( Aden Zone )
    Brigadier General Mohammed Ali Mohsen(Hashed Tribe and Sanhan Village of President Saleh )Commander of the Eastern Military Zone ( Hadramout ).
    Brigadier General Saleh Al-Dhaneen( Hashed tribe and Sanhan Village of President Saleh. )
  • commander, Khaled Forces
  • Raidaan Contracting Company, works in roads , districts roads, Taiz roads, and football stadium .
    Khalid AlarhabiSon in-law, brother in-law of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh
  • Deputy Chief, Presidential Palaces
  • Yemen Space Company
  • Ahmed Abdullah Al-HajryBrother in law to second wife Governor of Taiz
    Abul-Rahman AlkwaaBrother in law to third wife Minster of Youth and Sports
    Khalid Abdul-Rahman Alkwaa Son of Brother in-law Under Secretary, Foreign Ministry
    Abdl-Kareem Al-ArhabiIn-lawMinister of Planning and International Co-Operation
    Ahmed Al-Kuhlanibrother in-law of Saleh
  • Governor of Aden
  • Pioneer Engineering Group
  • Al-Atheer Contracting Company
  • Gavlar Special Company
    Tawfick Saleh Abdullah SalehNephew Chairman of The National Tobacco Company
    Abdul-Khalek Al-QadiSon in-law Chairman of Yemenia Airways
    Noman Duwaeed and Ali Ahmed Duwaeedbrother in-law to Saleh The Yemen International United Company dealing in heavy duty equipment, manufacturing, factories of cements ,etc.
    Ahmed Al-KohlaniFather in law to President Saleh's 18 year old last bride (he has four wives)
  • Governor of Aden
  • member of parliament
  • Alraida Group for Engineering
  • Yahia Mohamed Abdullah Salehson of his brother Mohamed
  • Al-Maz Group ( dealing with cotton plantations, tourizm, trade of weapons and oil activities
  • Hawai Cables Company
  • Abdul Salam Ghaleb Al-hamesh son of chairman of political security Al-Kaoon company for Communications and oil support and Services.
    Ali Al-Shaterchairman of the political directorate of the armed forces and editor of the 26 September newspaper. ( his son Bassam Ali Al-Shater ) Al-Qusoor Contracting Company , dealing in contracts with ministry of defence from buildings to supply etc.
    Tawfik Abdul-RaheemBusiness Partner sole distributor of Oil & Gas products
    Shaher Abul-Haq SabaBusiness Partner
  • Mobile Phones
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Coca Cola
  • Yemen International bank
  • Oil Exploration

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