On March 6th, 2017 H.E. Ambassador Wilson M. Masilingi met with officials from the Friedkin Group, Mr. Robert K. Kimmitt, Senior International Counsel; Mr. Laid M. Doran, Director of Government Relations and Senior Counsel; and Mr.George Hartley, Legendary Adventures, Inc.
The Friedkin Group is a privately held consortium of businesses and investments primarily in the automotive and adventure travel industries. The diverse portfolio of affiliated companies is anchored by Gulf States Toyota, founded in 1969 and one of the world’s largest independent Toyota distributors, and includes GSFSGroup, US AutoLogistics, GS Marketing, Westside Lexus and Northside Lexus, and Legendary Adventures, among others. Based in Houston, Texas, The Friedkin Group employs over 2,700 associates across a multitude of disciplines. The Friedkin Group is consistently ranked by the Houston Business Journal as one of the “Largest Houston-Area Private Companies” and was named as one of Houston’s “Healthiest Employers” in 2014.