Al Othman Commercial Enterprises WLL Kuwait (OCE), is a limited Liability company. The company started with a Vision to integrate IT and Human resources in the year 1995.
Back then, IT was developing at a fast pace and the visionary founders realized the need for developing Human resources to channel the IT development into business applications and integrating them for the benefit of all the stake holders.
In 1995, the company started as a Franchisee of New Horizons Computer Learning center in Kuwait focused in IT training. Soon the Kuwait operations grabbed global attention and industry recognition as New Horizons was successfully providing Training Diplomas to thousands of people in the GCC.
The company spotted the need for learners to not only improve their software and hardware knowledge but to add to the professional work place English language skills, thus Expressions for Language training was born.
Simultaneously New Horizons was expanding regionally in UAE and Qatar and providing training in partnerships with all the major IT vendors like Microsoft, Novell , Sco unix,Oracle etc. and also introduced elearning way back in 2003.
In the early 2000s, OCE began its dream-project to nurture a home-grown university in Kuwait that would cater for the youthís academic needs. They set out to build a higher education institution that would meet the rigorous local regulatory requirements. Thus, the American University of the Middle East (AUM) and the American College of the Middle East (ACM) came into existence, in affiliation with the prestigious Purdue University (USA).
With the objective of facilitating growth and expansions the businesses were structured under Humansoft Holding company as 100% owned subsidiaries, and which later in 2005 was listed on the Kuwait stock exchange. At present OCE owns around 60% shares in Humansoft Holding company.