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The Pioneering Journey of Our Founding Fathers

From humble beginnings in the small rural village of Qaradh, some 35 kilometres south of Taiz, the owners of the HSA Group have become the most prominent business family in modern Yemen. The Group still adheres to the traditional family values of its founders to this day.
It all began in 1923, when the late Al Haj Hayel Saeed Anam (1902-1990) joined his elder brothers, Mohamed (1895-1952) and Abdo (1898-1981),sailing from poverty in Yemen to discover new opportunities - eventually reaching Marseille, France. Younger brother Gazem (1910-1996), stayed behind to help support the family.
Following the death of their father Saeed Anam in 1935, eldest son Mohamed returned home to care for the family. Gazem then replaced his brother in France, joining Abdo and Hayel in sending money back home to support their relatives.

The Family Business Is Established

During 1938, all the brothers happened to meet back home in the Qaradh, tired of years’ travelling abroad. Together they decided to start a business with their lifesavings. The founding of Hayel Saeed Anam & Brothers was the first step in creating the family firm - a small retail shop on a side street in Aden that set the tone for all future success.

A Lasting Legacy

While the business continued to flourish with continuous hard work and dedication, the late Al Haj Hayel Saeed Anam decided to dedicate the remaining 20 years of his life to charitable causes and community welfare work. At this time he totally delegated the business to the second generation of the family.
A humble and devout man, philanthropist and pioneer, Al Haj Hayel Saeed Anam passed away on the 23th April 1990, leaving behind the powerful legacy of a family owned business defined by traditional values - that has achieved global standing.

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