Resume of some of the interviewees of Vision 2030 in 2011-2012 edition

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H.E. Shaikh Ahmed Bin Moh’d Al Khalifa

Minister for Finance
P.O. Box 333, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17575000, Fax: 17532713

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H.E. Dr.Abdul Hussain Ali Mirza

Minister for Energy and Chairman of National Oil & Gas Authority
P.O. Box 210, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Tel: 17291387, Fax: 17292293,

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H.E. Kamal Ahmed

Minister for Cabinet Affairs
P.O. Box 11299, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel:17589999, Fax:17589900

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H.E. Ali Saleh Abdulla Al Saleh

Chairman of Shura Council
P.O. Box 2991, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17748888, Fax: 17717387

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Dr. Mustafa Ali Mohammed Al-Sayed

Secretary General - Royal Charity Organization
P.O. Box 50999, Kingdom of Bahrain Tel:17313667 Fax:17292622

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Talal Al-Zain

Former Chief Executive Officer - Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co.

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Dr. Esam Abdulla Fakhro

Former Chairman - Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Has a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering (London University).

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H.E.Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa

Chairman-General Organisation of Sea Ports
P.O. Box 75315, Hidd, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17359535, Fax: 17673888

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Shaikh Salman Bin Isa Al Khalifa

CEO - Bahrain International Circuit
P.O. Box 26381, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel:17450000, Fax:17451111

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Mohammed Zainalabedin

General Manager - Zain-Bahrain.
P.O.Box 266, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Veer Passi

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer -
Kalaam Telecom. P.O. Box 21421, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17566166, Fax: 17564026

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Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

General Manager - Banagas
P.O. Box 29099, Kingdom of Bahrain. Tel: 17561111, Fax: 17561139

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Faisal Al Mahroos

Former Chief Executive - The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco)

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Abdulrahman A. Hussain Jawahery

President - Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. B.S.C. (GPIC)
P.O. Box 26730, Manama,Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17731777, Fax: 17731047.

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Ahmed Al Noaimi

Managing Partner - Ibtikar Group

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Dr. Ahmed Alsharyan

General Secretary - National Oil & Gas Authority
P. O. Box 1435, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17312550, Fax: 17290302

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Robert Ainey

CEO - Bahrain Association of Banks.
P.O. Box 1034, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Tel: 17823000, Fax: 17820700, email:

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Adnan Ahmed Yousif

President & Chief Executive - Al Baraka Banking Group
P.O. Box 1882, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Tel: 17541122, Fax: 17531074.

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Esam Yousif Janahi

Former Executive Chairman - Gulf Finance House,
Master in Business Administration certificate from Hull University.

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Aabed Al-Zeera

Chief Executive Officer - International
Investment Bank B.S.C.(c)
P.O. Box 11616, Manama,
Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17565000 Fax: 17565050

Ebrahim Hussain Ebrahim

Former Chief Executive Officer & Board Member-Khaleeji Commercial Bank
P.O. Box 10006, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Harbour Tower East
Bahrain Financial Harbour
Tel: 17505050, Fax: 17100017
Ebrahim Hussain Ebrahim has over 29 years of experience in both Islamic and conventional banking and has worked with a number of prominent financial institutions in Bahrain.

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Abdulkarim Ahmed Bucheery

Chief Executive - BBK
P. O. Box 597, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
43 Government Avenue,
Tel: 17223388, Fax: 17229199

Jamal Ali Al-Hazeem

Chief Executive Officer - BMI Bank P.O. Box 350, Manama,Kingdom of Bahrain.
Bahrain World Trade Center
Tel: 17133430, Fax: 17131070
Jamal Ali Al-Hazeem, a seasoned Bahraini banker, took on the role as the new Chief Executive Officer of BMI Bank in May 2010.

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Abdulhakeem Yaqoob Alkhayyat

Managing Director and CEO - Kuwait Finance House-Bahrain
P.O. Box 2066, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel:77777777, Fax: 77000600.

Mohammed A. Rahman Bucheerei

Former Chief Executive Officer - Ithmaar Bank P.O. Box 2820, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Seef Tower, Level 14, Tel: 17584000, Fax: 17584017 email:
www. Was the General Manager of the Private Offices of HRH Prince Mohammed Al Faisal Al Saud, Saudi Arabia, and before that he was Executive Vice President of Shamil Bank of Bahrain.
Member:Board of the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (Bahamas) Limited, Faisal Private Bank (Switzerland), Overland Capital Group(USA), Solidarity Group (Bahrain), Ithmaar Development Company and Naseej. Mr. Bucheerei has 40 years extensive and diversified experience in accounting, commercial and offshore banking.

Navneet Kampani

Head of Consumer Banking - Citibank P.O. Box 548, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Tel: 17588352, Fax: 17588504 email:, In 2005, after working in India for 12 years in different capacities in renowned Banks & Asset Management Company, Navneet Kampani moved to Bahrain to become Citibank’s Head of Wealth Management. Last July, he took on the new role of Head of Consumer Banking, Citibank, Bahrain. He has thoroughly enjoyed every moment of his tenure in Bahrain both professionally and on a personal level.

Ashraf Bseisu

CEO - Solidarity Group Holding P.O. Box 18668, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Seef Tower - 9th Floor, Seef District
Tel:17585222, Fax: 1758 5200 email: Over the past two decades, Ashraf Bseisu has held many roles in the insurance industry.

Fuad Dawood Nonoo

Chairman - Nonoo Exchange CompanyP.O. Box 11970, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Tel: 17230767, Fax: 17230929
email:, Fuad Nonoo, Chairman and Co-owner of Nonoo Exchange Company, has been associated with this well known and respected Exchange House since 1997, having successfully run the family’s gold trading business in the UAE before becoming chairman in 2008. Nonoo Exchange Company was set up in 1994, and is fully regulated by The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). The company was the first to gain the confidence of the Western Union franchise, one of the largest transfer companies in the world. Nonoo Exchange Company has since grown and now has 12 branches in strategic locations in the Kingdom.
In addition to his tremendous knowledge of finance and the gold and currency markets, Fuad is at the forefront of technology and embraces its new possibilities. This is reflected in the direction Nonoo Exchange Company is taking as it will be the first Exchange House in The Kingdom of Bahrain that will allow it’s customers to transfer money overseas not using a dedicated bank, but a bank account of their choice on the internet. Fuad is also involved in patenting and launching products in the field of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). He is also the first to pioneer mobile banking in the Kingdom and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his business. Fuad recently got married and in his spare time he enjoys racing, music and travelling.

Mahomed Akoob (AIISA), (FIRM)

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer - Hannover Retakaful B.S.C.(c) - Bahrain P.O. Box 75180, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
17th Floor, Al Zamil Tower, Government Avenue, Tel: 17214766, Fax: 17214667
(M)399 604 74email: Mahomed Akoob has worked in various short-term insurance (fire, engineering, marine aviation, accident, and miscellaneous accident) and claims departments as Manager, Company Secretary and General Manager

Extensive experience in general management, technical insurance and reinsurance underwriting, risk management and financial management having dealt with all classes of insurance and reinsurance and takaful and retakaful. Experience also includes directorships on the boards of insurance and other companies.

Khalid F. Al-Khateb

Banker - INVITA Board Director & Co-Founder P.O. Box 13113, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
(M)39662650 Blackberry: BB 20F6060B
email: Co-founder of, Khalid F. Al Khateb has more than 20 years of professional working experience, exposure and accumulative Business Strategy Knowledge in conventional and Islamic Banking Business Development & Marketing, As a Financial Marketing Strategist, he is also a veteran in e-Business services & oil business.

Mohammed Khalil Alsayed

CEO - Ithmaar Development Company - Kingdom of Bahrain P.O.Box 2870, Manama,Kingdom of Bahrain.Tel: 17584633, Fax: 17583772 Mohammed Khalil Alsayed is also the Chairman of Olive VFM Holding Company B.S.C, a facility management company, and Chairman of COEPP (Committee of Organizing Engineering Professional Practice). Since June 2009 he also sits on the Board of Naseej BSC (c), an integrated infrastructure and real estate development company that will service the entire value chain of the real estate and construction industry.
Mr. Alsayed was the President of the Bahrain Society of Engineers, an elected position he held for two consecutive terms(2004–2007). He was an Undersecretary in the erstwhile Ministry of Works and Housing (MWH) of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Jassim Al Jowder

Chief Executive Officer - Durrat Al-Bahrain.
P.O.Box 11416, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Tel:17556999, Fax: 17553172.

Othman Mohamed Aqeel Janahi

Chief Investment Officer - Marina Durrat Al-Bahrain P.O. Box 75099, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. (M) 36925666,email:, A senior banking official with specialization in Corporate Finance and Project Finance, Othman Mohamed Aqeel Janahi holds an MBA from University of Glamorgan, Wales. Presently, he is the Chief Investment Officer, Marina Durrat Al-Bahrain which is a 1.8 billion dollar project within the Durrat Al-Bahrain Mega project.
Was Chief Financial Officer, AAJ Holdings Company B.S.C. and managed to successfully negotiate and close $ 925 million bond. Worked with Shamil Bank of Bahrain(2003-2004), Ahli United Bank(2002-2003), Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait(1998-2001) and National Bank of Bahrain (1992-’98). Married and blessed with three children.

Mahmood Al Koofi

Chief Executive Officer- Reef- Real Estate Finance Company P.O. Box 18599, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Tel: 17558080, Fax: 17556333 email: Mahmood has an MBA in Business Administration (Hull University, UK), an Executive Leadership and Strategic Management Certificate (Columbia School of Business, USA), and Engineering Diploma (University de Caen, France) and advanced Management Diploma (Bahrain University).

Amin Al Arrayed

General Manager - First Bahrain Real Estate Development Company P.O.Box 75622, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.Almoayyed Tower, Suite 501, Al Seef,Bahrain Tel:17567555, Fax: 17567556,
After earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands, California, Amin Al Arrayed’s career path saw him work as the Regional Head of the Retail Banking Division at BBK (Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait) and Head of Retail and Placement at Real Estate Finance Company (Reef) in Bahrain.

Khalid Almoayed

Chairman- Khalid Almoayed & Sons W.L.L. P.O.Box 11, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Tel: 17574333, Fax: 17534533 Khalid Abdulrahman Almoayed is a renowned member of the Bahrain business community who has served as Managing Director at his father’s company A.K. Almoayed since 1973. Mr. Almoayed served as a member of several boards of private & public companies. He also chairs the A.K. Almoayed Group, and ACE Almoayed Consultants. He is the Honorary Chairman of the Bahrain Businessmen’s Association and the Alliance Francaise de Bahrain.
Khalid Almoayed & Sons W.L.L.(KAS) is a dynamic and diversified business group based in Bahrain and is a family-owned limited liability company. He is a member of the Shura Council and is known to have a vibrant passion for business. Mr. Almoayed has capitalised on various investments in the public and private sector to create a sizable portfolio of enterprises. Born of active pursuit and a multidisciplinary service the trade group was established and over time many associate companies, individual divisions and subsidiaries were formed.
Today the KAS Group owns brands and services that enhance the lifestyle of consumers and deliver valuable services to other business.

Imad O. Nesnas

Chairman and Managing Director - Bonyan International
Imad O. Nesnas graduated in 1986 from Tennessee Technical University as a civil engineer and worked for 6 years with the City of New York in the project management of major developments within the city of New York. Then moved to Qatar and established a contracting company which earned recognition in Qatar and the region as they work beside Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Iraq.

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Abdulla M. Juma

Chairman - Bin Juma Holding Co.
P.O. Box 355, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Tel: 17223361, Fax: 17223301.

Farouk Yousuf Khalil Almoayyed

Chairman - Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons P.O. Box 143, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17211211, Fax: 17211885 email: Farouk Yousuf Khalil Almoayyed, an Engineering graduate (Mechanical) from Loughborough Engineering College, England (1966) is Chairman of Y. K. Almoayyed & Sons B.S.C., Property Co W.L.L., Almoayyed International Group, National Bank of Bahrain B.S.C., Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex, Ashrafs, Gulf Hotels Group, Ahlia University, Bahrain National Holding B.S.C., National Finance House B.S.C., Deputy Chairman of Labour Market Regulatory Authority,Director- Investcorp Bank B.S.C. and Chairman - Board of Trustees-Ibn Khuldoon National School.
Mr. Almoayyed is an active member of Bahrain Society of Engineers and an Honorary Member of Rotary Club of Manama- Bahrain.

Khalid Mohamed Kanoo

Group Managing Director - Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo P.O. Box 45, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Tel: 17220220, Fax: 17223444 After completing his education in USA in 1969, he started his career in family business. Besides being a Partner and Group Managing Director of the Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group and Deputy Chairman of Yousuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, Saudi Arabia, he is also Chairman of two other companies and Director of six owned companies in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Other leadership position includes: Founder Chairman of Bahrain Family Business Association, Chairman, First Leasing Bank-Bahrain, Qatar, HASKAN, Yemen, The K Hotel - Bahrain, Deputy Chairman of Bahrain Ship Repairing Co. (BASREC)-Bahrain, Obaikan Equipment & Services W.L.L., Ex-Chairman of BCCI, Director of Bahrain Stock Exchange, Gulf Hotels Group, Oasis Capital Bank - Bahrain, Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA), EBDA Bank - Bahrain, Acacia Real Estate Limited- Bahrain, American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain, Dar Akbhar AI Khaleej Press & Publishing House News Papers, Member of the Board of the YBA Kanoo Award for Excellence & Creativity, Founder Chairman of Young Presidents’ Organization (Saudi Chapter). Mr. Kanoo has authored two books: First one titled ‘The House of Kanoo – A Century of an Arabian Family Business’ and the second book on ‘The History of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry and The GCC Chamber of Commerce’

Fuad Ebrahim Kanoo

Vice Chairman - Ebrahim K. Kanoo B.S.C (c) P.O. Box 119, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17262262, Fax: 17258865 Fuad Ebrahim Kanoo is the Vice Chairman of Ebrahim K. Kanoo and National Finance House (NFH).
He is the Chairman of Al Ahli Club and Director of General Trading and Food Processing Company (TRAFCO).

Mohamed Hussain Yateem

Director - A. M. Yateem Bros. W.L.L. P.O. Box 60, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17225450, Fax: 17223749 Mohamed Hussain Yateem graduated with a Bachelors Degree from American University in Beirut, Lebanon, and took an MBA in Economics while living in Texas.
He is the director of the family-owned A.M.Yateem Bros, as well as the Bahrain Hotels Co, (Gulf Hotel), Vice Chairman Bahrain International Golf Course Company, Ibn Khuldoon School Bahrain. Chairman of Key Information Technology (Dubai, Bahrain), Naresco Contracting and Naresco Real Estate(Dubai).He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Salmaniya and the Capital Club.

Khalid Rashid Al Zayani

Honorary Chairman - Al Zayani Investments W.L.L P.O. Box 5553, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Zayani House Tel: 17530808, Fax: 17530818 email: Secondary Education: Bahrain(1958), O Level - GSE, Peirpoint School,(1959), A Level - Frenshan Surrey (1962), BS- London University (1962/64).
Honorary Chairman:
Al Zayani Investments WLL, Zayani Motors WLL, Euro Motors WLL, First Motors WLL, Intersteel WLL, Midal Cables Ltd., Metalform WLL, Aluwheel WLL, Gulf Closures WLL, Zayani Properties WLL, Zayani Hotels Corporation, Zayani Leasing WLL, Baraka Islamic Bank, Board Member & Member of Executive Committee - Investcorp Bank E.C., Other Business & Government Founding Member, President-American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham), Founder & Co-Chairman with Arab-British Chamber of Commerce - Bahrain British Business Council, Board Member - U.S.-Bahrain Business Council. Board Member - American Bahraini Friendship Society, Board Member - Bahraini-Moroccan Business Council, Board Member - Bahraini-Qatari Joint Venture Committee, President - Bahrain Technology Transfer Society, Member - Bahrain British Business Forum, Past Positions: Board Member - International Chamber of Commerce, Bahrain National Committee (1998-2008) Bahrain Islamic Bank, Founder & Vice Chairman & Chairman of Executive Committee (1979 – 2005) Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Co., Founding Member (1975-1999)- Bahrain Economic Development Board, Board Member- Bahrain Islamic Investments Co., Takaful International, Board Member - Bahrain Historical & Archaeological Society Founder & First Chairman (1970) - Bahrain Health & Safety Society, Founder & First Chairman (1979) - Bahrain Yacht Club, President (1979-1981) -Salmaniya Rotary Club
President (1970)- Bahrain Credit.

Hamid Rashid Al Zayani

Chairman - Al Zayani Investments Group and
Managing Director-Midal Cables Group of Companies. P.O. Box 5553, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Tel: 17530808, Fax: 17530818
Hamid Rashid Al Zayani has over three
decades of experience as a top managerial executive spanning various business
sectors like industrial and manufacturing projects,hotels,hospitals, automotive retailing, properties etc.
An alumnus of American University - Bahrain, he is the Chairman of Al Zayani Investments, Zayani Motors W.L.L, Euro Motors W.L.L, Zayani Properties W.L.L and Zayani Leasing W.L.L, Managing Director of Midal Cables Ltd, Aluwheel W.L.L, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Intersteel W.L.L and Metalform W.L.L.

Mohamed Salahuddin

President and Managing Director - MSCEB P.O. Box 111, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Salahuddin Building, 123, Road 402, Manama 304, Tel: 17216777, Fax: 17240199
emai: He received his education in Bahrain and United Kingdom and his involvement with Architecture and Design began at a very young age, under the influence of his father who was himself an Architect-Builder responsible for having created several of Bahrain’s earlier landmarks including the Bab Al Bahrain (Gateway of Bahrain) which is perhaps one of the most photographed tourist icons of Bahrain.
He has been the Board Member of several of Bahrain’s financial and institutional organizations and the Vice Chairman of Bahrain Businessmen’s Association(2002– 2010), Board Member of Sunni Waqf(1990 – 2009), Board Member of Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait -BBK(1989 – 2008), Board Member of Ibn Khaldoon School(1982–1992), Board Member of Intershield (2003–2010).
Corporate Member of the Bahrain-India Society, member of The Bahraini French Business Club, Bahrain Thailand Joint Business Council and a member of Salmaniya Rotary Club. He is the recipient of several prestigious honours including Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for outstanding contribution to the National Trade & Economy in 2001.

Jasim Al Zayani

Group Chairman - J.A. Zayani & Sons W.L.L P.O. Box 5748, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Zayani Tower-II, 2nd Floor, Road 2001 Hoora, Block 320 Tel: 17291100/17290802, Fax: 17290520, email: Hailing from a respected family in Bahrain, started the family business of automobile distribution, trading in consumer & industrial products, elevator & escalators etc. and expanded into real estate development , hotels and manufacturing. Established Kuwait Automobile Trading Company and Al Zayani Trading Company in Kuwait.

Waleed M.Sharif Al Rayes

Managing Director - Sharif Group P.O. Box 1581,Manama. Kingdom of Bahrain.
Tel: 17748999, Fax: 17748990 email: Born on February 28, 1964, Waleed M. Sharif Al Rayes is married and blessed with four children. Graduated with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. Joined the family business in 1981 when he was just 17 years old. He is in charge of watches and accessories division, and handles business and corporate gifts as well.
• Member of the Retail Committee of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
• Board Secretary of Bahraini French Business Club
• Treasurer of Rotary Club of Manama
• Member of Bahrain-German Friendship Society
• Member of Bahrain British Business Forum
• Member of American Chamber of Commerce
• Member of Bahrain Association of Parents & Friends for Disabled.

Faisal A Zayani

Chairman - Ahmed Zayani & Sons P.O. Box 26332, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Tel: 17238822, Fax:17255317 Chairman:Ahmed Zayani & Sons, Gulf Plastics Industries, Zayani Computer Systems, National Hotels Company.
Education: Ph.D - Organization and Management(2008)- Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, USA. MBA-Marketing and Finance(1979)- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. BBA-Business Administration(1970)-American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Professional Affiliations: Member-Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Member- American Management Association, Member-Bahrain Information Technology Society.

Professor Abdulla Y. Al Hawaj

President- Ahlia University - Bahrain P.O. Box 10878, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Tel: 17298999, Fax: 17290083 email:, Professor Abdulla Y. AI-Hawaj, holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. from the University of Manchester (UK) and a B.Sc. (Hon.) in Mathematics university of Kuwait.

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