Founder & CEO, Linkedu
Her Excellency Mrs. Fatima Al Kooheji is serving as member of the Shura Council of Bahrain since 2014 till now and CEO of Linkedu education consultancy. Fatima hold a PhD degree in Mental Health. She holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship, Bahrain Incubator Center, Kingdom of Bahrain 2006, Conducted by Byster Institute, Rady school of management University of California, San Diego and a Masters in Special Education, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Retardation and slow learning from Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain 1990.
Fatima carries more than 23 years in educational management and leadership in the private schools. She was a former Board member of Bahrain Business women's Society. She sits as a member of the Board of Directors in the Private Education Association in Arab Countries, permanent location in Cairo.
Owner, Search Website Design and Consultant
Owner, Peppa Kids for toys
Chief Executive Officer & Consultant Pedodontist, Al Kindi Specialised Hospital & Al Kindi Medical Center
The hospital was established on 24th December 2008. The Hospital located in Zinj is equipped with a state of art facility, with excellent medical/surgical units, an outstanding dental, and oral care center, extensive inpatient and outpatient facilities. The Hospital is already known for its passion for detail and desire to make every patient's visit a pleasing one. Al Kindi Specialised Hospital has a vision of Improving, humanizing and upgrading medical and Health services in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Our vision is to have a high-tech practice and training center of Bahraini and GCC medical professionals. We are aiming at making the hospital a visiting place for renowned Medical and dental Specialists who can carry out a variety of ultra-modern & complex surgical procedures.
President/Executive Director, Naseem International School
Sameera Al Kooheji is the founder/ President/Executive Director of Naseem International School which envisions to inspire lifelong learners and global citizens. She is the first woman to have established an international school in Bahrain and leads the only fully IB accredited school in Bahrain offering the four IB Programmes - PYP, MYP, DP and CP.
Sameera is an active member and recently elected Vice Board Secretary - Head of Training and Technology Committee in Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society.
Company business activities:
- Investors in Real states/Owner
- Properties management
Chairman of Milano construction
Company business activities:
- Investors in Real states/Owner
- Properties management
Vice-Chairman of Owners Association blooming homes
Company business activities:
-Import building materials
Founder & CEO, MyBakery
Ahlam is the founder of My Bakery. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Studies from Gulf Polytechnic College Bahrain. BS in Commercial Studies and Advanced Diploma in Accounting, Law of Banking, Banking Studies, Monetary Economics, Principals of Investment and Finance of Investment Trade from Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance Bahrain.
It is a Bahraini owned business established in 2009. What makes My Bakery unique is that the baked products come in customized shapes and sizes, with semi-organic and organic bread varieties provided fresh to customers and prepared in a unique kind of way that is considered a first in the Kingdom. Our main mission is to serve high-quality products, which are competitively priced to our customers.
Ahlam held top managerial posts and ownership of various companies including Damasquinos, Gate Trading, Bahrain Horizon, and Al Ezz Trading. She was a former board member of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2013 till 2017. Presently, she is the President of Bahrain Businesswomen's Society. She has received a string of national and international awards with the most recent one by Forbes Middle East as no. 66 among 200 most influential women in the Arab region, appreciation award from Ministry of Industry and Commerce Bahrain and appreciation award from MENA Businesswomen's Summit. She presently holds UNIDO Ambassador of Entrepreneurship since 2011. Ahlam received an Award from Supreme Council for Women in 2010 and an appreciation Award from Southern Municipality for the services provided for International workshops in different countries in 2009. In 2008, she received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Arab Institute for Urban Development, Arab Tours Organizati and an Appreciation award for contribution to Bahraini American Cultural Exchange Society.
Director, Bader Maintenance & Cons Group
CEO, N S MODEL DESIGN
Head of Advisory and International Relations Committee
Owner, Paradise Birds Trading Stores
Partner, Head of Bahrain Office Al Tamimi & Co
Foutoun is a Partner, Head of Al Tamimi’s Bahrain Office, the Chair of the Al Tamimi Innovation Group, and a core member of the Education, Hotels & Leisure, and Rail Sector groups.
She has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate, commercial and investment matters including mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, corporate restructurings and private equity transactions. During her career, Foutoun has represented clients both in private practice and in-house, including banks, family businesses, and multi-national corporate clients.
Before joining Al Tamimi, Foutoun served as the Head of Legal & Compliance (Middle East) for Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (ME), a 100 FTSE listed company and the UK’s largest general insurer.
Managing Director, AYSHA BAHLOOL RESTAURANT
Graduated PHO in Hospitality and Hotels Management, then she joined the Hotel industry in Food & Beverage services and she learned all the international cuisines in 5 stars hotels from GCC cuisine, Lebanese cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Egyptian cuisine, Indian cuisine, Italian cuisine& American cuisine, Persian cuisine, International snacks, Dessert & Afternoon Tea, etc. she started to add her experience with her knowledge to create her own style to meet alI her guests tastes and flavors from every were around the world.
Dr. Aysha an author of 15 cookery books '' The Chef'' to be reference for all future generations, she is the most influencing content in GCC & Middle East.
she was the first female who got a position of General manager for hotels in GCC & Middle East, she was the first female achieved that position in GCC & Mena Region, then she decided to returned back home to manifest her dream of opening her own self-titled restaurants. ·
Aysha BahlooI Restaurants is a fine-dining food experience with immaculate dishes of wonderful flavors in avery engaging aesthetic that invites all her guests to relax and enjoy their meals.
After only two years, international guests have been begged Aysha to open more locations outside the GCC. With our Aysha Bahlool Franchising.
Director, Board of Directors YK Almoayyed Almoayyed & Sons
Hala is Director, Board of Directors for YK Al Moayyed & Sons and Executive Director of Al Moayyed Contracting Group. Hala Farouk Al Moayyed has led the company to consistent growth as an innovator in the 21st-century marketplace—but success in business isn’t enough. Constantly looking for ways to challenge and improve herself, she’s also committed to doing her part for society and the environment. “I believe in sustainability and in moving with the times,” Hala says. “There’s always so much more we can do.”
She has been honored an award from HRH Crown Prince of Bahrain Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Entrepreneurship Award in 2016.
Owner, AlRawabi Building Maintenance
Assael Architecture’s Middle East director
Director, Projects, Bahrain Economic Development Board
A senior global marketing professional with a deep understanding of brand and strategy and project management. Worked in Kuwait with Al Shall Economic Consultants. Moved to Bahrain to work across several government organizations; Bahrain Bourse, Central Bank of Bahrain and the Economic Development Board. Extensive experience in promoting Bahrain’s financial sector and Bahrain country brand. Working with government and stakeholders on various projects, and partnering closely with agencies, in order to develop successful integrated marketing communications. In 2017, appointed Director of Projects reporting directly to the Chief Executive working on special projects.
NASS ICE FACTORY
Founder (Traditional Trends / The Playground W.L.L.)
Business owner with over 10 years’ experience in the retail industry responsible for all production, sourcing and sales activities. Prior to being a business owner I was a Compliance Manager in one of the leading insurance companies in the region.
Brief on Traditional Trends
Traditional Trends is a local brand that was established in 2010 specializing in three lines; jalabiyas, evening gowns and ready to wear. With a modern twist to our designs, Traditional Trends was able to build a client base from 0 to 235K clients over 10 years, with a presence in 12 different countries.
Brief on The Playground
A kids club, established in 2018 with a main focus on providing our children with a unique experience, where physical activities, social interaction and creativity is encouraged. A two story outdoor themed colorful soft play area in designed with the highest international safety standards to ensure a safe and exciting adventure area for our little ones.
President and Proprietor, Al Zayani Commercial Services S.P.C
Afnan is the President and Proprietor of Al Zayani Commercial Services S.P.C.
Al Zayani Commercial Services S.P.C (AZCS) was established in 1980. Today, AZCS represents Internationally reputed companies, offering state-of-the-art technologies.
With over years of pioneering experience under our belt and an ever-growing client list that includes leading names from the government, private and public sectors; we take pride in our contribution towards the development of the country's IT economy.
AZCS is proud to have business partnerships that have lasted for more than twenty-five years with renowned international companies such as RICOH and KONE.
Over the years AZCS has always strived to expand its scope of activities to include additional distinguished products and services such as Zebra Barcode and Card printers, HiTi card printers, Trace board Interactive White Boards,MediaInfo e-Library Solutions,Fujitsu Document Scanners, HP Desktop and Printing Solutions,Acer Multimedia Projectors, Xante Digital Printing Press Solution, RICOH's Equitrac Print Management Solution and Laserfiche Enterprise Content Management Solutions.
AZCS is supported by a team of professional sales, factory-trained engineers and experienced system support engineers. All the engineers and sales team are constantly updated with the latest technologies and new products through training programs which are either conducted at the principal training center or through online (e-learning programs).
Through a unique combination of local market presence, international level skills, a network of business partners and access to worldwide resources, AZCS consistently brings to customers unparalleled IT Business Solutions.
While we take pride in our high Bahrainisation percentage, yet our multinational team comes with a wealth of professional expertise. Our goal is to further expand our IT Dept., providing a wide choice of digital solutions to fulfill our client’s needs.
AZCS is certified by the Central Informatics Organization as an approved supplier. This qualifies us to participate in all Government IT tenders.
Customer satisfaction has always been and will always be the yardstick
Founder, Caramel Coffee Shop Co. W.L.L
Founder & CEO, Baladna Sweets & Cafe W.L.L
Nuha Hamdan opened her first Branch in 2001, importing and selling Arabic Sweets such as all kinds of Baklawas and mamouls. The business was very successful and in 2006 she opened her second Branch and started producing sweets locally by importing raw material from Jordan and added a variety of other Middle Eastern sweets to the menu.
Ultimately, she started catering to hotels, especially during Ramadan. Due to the business’s success and the business started evolving and decided to producing all kind of Baklawa and Maamoul locally From A To Z and, import a minimal amount of raw material and purchase the rest from the local market.
Two years ago she changed the name of her Business and Branded her sweets as BALADNA SWEETS. She produced a variety of sweets from Halawet El Jiben to Kenafeh, Balurieh, Barazek, and Dawleeb el Hawah and all kind of Mammoul for Eid and many more.
Managing Director, AJ Events & PR
The founder and managing director of AJ Events & PR, an event management company, and PR service company that will surely change the way you view event planning.
Owner and Managing Director, MYBEAUTYSECRETS
Makeup artist and professional trainer in makeup artistry
Owner and managing director of MYBEAUTYSECRETS
Distributors and retailers of cosmetics
Official agent of makeup atelier Paris cosmetics
Managing Director, Peregrine Management Consultancy SPC
Born and raised in Lausanne, Switzerland, speaking 4 languages and holding a Master of Science in Business Administration with major in Finance from one of the best Universities, HEC, Françoise Kalbermatten has a solid multicultural background as a Swiss Private Banker in Wealth and Asset Management.
Her entrepreneurial attitude lead Françoise to open her own Business and Financial Advisory Company. A former Director of the UBS Representative Office in Bahrain, Françoise is the founder and owner of Peregrine Management Consultancy SPC, based in Bahrain.
Her deep understanding of the challenges and needs of the wealthy families and UHNWI in Europe, Turkey and in the Gulf, together with her expertise of geopolitics, macro analysis and investments opportunities drove her to focus on specific investment solutions searching for the best performances, always in the best interest of her clients.
In terms of Business Consultancy, in Bahrain, she played a major role in the new activity and adrenaline experience offered by the Bahrain International Circuit, known for hosting the Formula 1 GP; a challenging areal park called the Track Top Adventure, operated by Alparq Sàrl, a Swiss company.
Head of Entrepreneurs and Startups Committee
Founder & CEO, Deemz Jewelry
Deema Al Haddad designs jewelry that is as inspiring as it is edgy. When she first launched her collection Deemz Jewelry in 2002, she re-interpreted iconic symbols and images that provided hope and solace throughout history. Her first pieces were a mix of modern iterations and found vintage pieces but as the desire for her collection grew, she began reworking all of her pieces into a theme that drew on empowerment, strength, and faith in oneself and promises for a better reality. She balances her eye for what’s fine and feminine with a rocker chic vibe in her ability to be creative for symbolic jewelry that connects women to their emotions, grace, strength and sense of humor.
Deema never imitates or re-creates, rather her sensibilities and talent takes her to new places that touch on styles of various time periods with a current and clean-lined spirit. Her jewelry includes, ‘mantra’ pendants, which are engraved with meaningful words and sayings, weighty, gemstone and diamond-studded dog tags, shields, charm necklaces that can include daggers and crosses for protection and hope, and all styles of signet rings.
Ebrahim K. Kanoo B.S.C.(c)
Managing Director, Nissan Construction & Investment
- I started my career as a banker in the National Bank of Bahrain, one of the most prominent banks in the Kingdom. I have completed 23 years with the bank of which I have enjoyed several managerial positions, and multiple duties and responsibilities.
- Thereafter, I have joined our family business as a Managing Director in the Real Estate & Construction field. I have experience for more than 28 years, and I am looking after a prime portfolio of real estate investments. Our business activities are in the form of trading, investing, leasing, construction, and management of various properties in and outside of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
- In 2020, I have been awarded with Business Award from (IWAC) foundation which is an international economic empowerment program for women formed in 2007.
- In 2019, I have been awarded with Asian Arab Awards from Asian Arab Chamber of Commerce in India.
- Awarded for taking part of many conferences and events as speaker or participant representing Bahraini Businesswomen hosted here in the Kingdom or outside.
- Board member of Owners Association Blooming Homes since 2016 and Chairman of the Owners Association for the years 2020-2022
- Involved as member of several committees and joint committees in Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry during the years 2016-2018.
- Board member in Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society since 2016
- Member of several Societies, unions and councils inside and outside of Bahrain interested in the fields of economics, business, women rights, and social.
Owner, Style 5 Ladies Saloon
Owner, My Cafe S.P.C CO
Managing Director, Abeer Akbari & Associates
Director/Relationship Manager, Credit Suisse
Director, Dadabhai Group
Mrs. Batul is a prominent businesswoman and a known personality in Bahrain, board member of many private and semi-private organizations and committees in Bahrain. She studied at Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Founder, Dar Al Kahram for Jewellery and Rosaries
Previously a professional banker, former Manager of Private Banking department and wealth management, Retail Banking at Bahrain Islamic Bank.
With a wide experience of being a Branch Manager at the same mentioned bank.
Currently a professional artist owner of “Latifa Al Shaikh Art Gallery”:
Latifa Khalid Al Shaikh, a seasoned professional, focuses on the sensual nature of art by its forms. She is specialized in oil, acrylic paint, and others.
She is the founder of Latifa Al Shaikh's Art Gallery which is a fast-growing business specialized in delivering fashionable commissioned and customized paintings & art-related products to the public.
Her passion towards interior design and her gentle selection of blended colors and shades have created lovely pieces.
Managing Director, Touch of Art Trading EST
Owner, Bunkers GCC Trading
Owner, Jeunaesse Parisienne
Owner, Lulu beauty salon & Lulu beauty lounge
1. Owner of 2 beauty salons:
• Lulu beauty salon
• Lulu beauty lounge
2. Higher Diploma in Business.
3. Higher Diploma in MAKEUP & BEAUTY from London beauty center.
4. Experience in Salon Management and Beauty field since 1992 (i.e. 27 years).
5. Work experience as a Secretary in ESTERAD INVESTMENT for 25 years.
Managing Director, NJ Engineering
Received the Bahrain Distinction Engineer Award for 2019.
A Bahraini engineer with a master's degree in architecture from the University of Kent, UK, a university professor and board member of the Industrial Committee of the University of the Kingdom, winner of the International Award for Best Architectural Design for Traditional Houses using modern systems. Participated in more than one working paper on renewable energy and environmentally friendly buildings. Has a degree in international arbitration in the case of disputes arising between the parties to the dispute between the owner and the relevant contractors.
Eng. Noor Al-Mutawa aspires through its work to move the urban experience in Bahrain from limiting the culture of construction to proper specifications, from design to completion ruction limited to specialists in the field of construction until it is a general culture of the individual and society through which the individual guarantees his right to the best services The of co State guarantees its right to maintain the safety of its members and its right to abide by the laws it pursues for the common good and to bring us all to an environmental system and a dignified urban façade. Moving in the direction of transferring the voice of women in the field of construction and engineering to the world and local economy in the midst of difficult global economic conditions shook the corners of the world of investment in real estate and construction mainly.
General Manager, Prime Advisory WLL.
Khulood has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. She has been serving on Batelco Board since March 2014. She was been re-elected by the shareholders at the AGM in 2017, as a non-executive independent director on the Board for a period of 3 Years. Khulood has vast banking in finance, consultancy and investment experiences locally and internationally. Further, she has experience in capital and money market instruments in the local, regional and international markets and also in portfolio management.
CEO / MD, Bokhammas Group
Bokhammas Family business is known to have been in the trade business for more than 180 years; Miss. Suhair Bokhammas partner and CEO of Bokhammas Group belong to the 5th generation.
Her work with the family started at a very early age but officially she has been managing the family business since 2001; beside the main trading companies Eng. Suhair has established a number of companies that she partner with some other parties beside her own family catering the need of Bahrain and GCC countries need to develop more during this era.
Founder, Jomon for Food
Board Member, Al Arayedh Group Holding
The Founder, CEO and Faculty member of William Glasser Institute WGI - Bahrain
Founder and Director, MOSANADA for Child and Family Consultation
Dr. Siham A. Al Suwaigh is a Bahraini professor of Educational Psychology and a Certified Play Therapist. She received her B.S. from Oregon State University, her M.A. from Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Dr. Siham began her career in 1985 as an assistant professor at King Saud University, College of Education, and was promoted to a full professor in 2004. In addition to her teaching and supervision of graduate students, she has served in a variety of administrative positions such as the Head of the Psychology Department and Director of the Research Centre at the women's section of KSU. She has also served as an educational consultant at AGFUND. Specializing in childhood studies, child guidance and Play Therapy, she has published over 26 research papers, 6books as author or co-author in addition to book translations and conference presentations. As a certified Play Therapist and trainer, Dr. Siham has delivered an array of workshops in, parenting, teacher training, and Play Therapy in addition to presenting over 100 public speeches and TV appearances in the Gulf region. She has also received several awards for her professional achievements as well as her community services. Between the years 2003-2008, she has served as Dean of Education and VP Academic at the Royal University for Women in the Kingdom of Bahrain, contributed to Arab Human Development Reports for the years 2003 and 2004, wrote UNESCO report 2010 on the status of ECCE in the Arab States, Educational Consultant at Princess Nora University in Riyadh and was also selected to be a member of the official delegation of Saudi academics to some United States universities in 2005-2008. She is currently the Founder and Director of MOSANADA Center for Child and Family Consultation located in Bahrain. Based on her professional and personal
Founder & CEO, Clin D'Oeil
Vicky is the Founder and CEO of Clin D'Oeil, Partner of Mouawad Consulting Bureau. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. She is fluent in Arabic, English, French, and Greek.
Vicky business consists of general trade, silverware, precious & semi-precious jewelry designs. She designs high-quality silver (copper and silver caliber 925) for homes and Promotional gifts for Companies and institutions. Further, she designs silver and gold jewelry, gemstones and semi-precious stones for women and men.
Vicky is Second Vice President, Board Member and Head of the social committee of Bahrain Businesswomen's Society, Second Chairman of both Indonesian and Bosnian Friendship & Business Associations. She was a former member of the Business Women's Committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bahrain and Former President of the Inner-wheel Club. Further, Vicky is the Founder and Board member of the Bahrain – Asian Council and Board member of the Bahrain-Chinese Friendship Association – Head of Social Committee. She is a member of the Bahrain Charity Association.
Managing Partner, Bokhammas Group
Founder, Bidayaat Event Management
Dr. Hala Fahmi Jamal, is the founder of Bidayaat Event Management, Amjco Iron Industries, and Amjco Real Estate. She has 13 years’ experience in GCC Markets. She was a member in Business Women Committees at Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry for 4 years.
Dr. Hala has participated as an international speaker in many regional and international women conferences and forums. She has managed and administered entrepreneurs by giving inspirational speeches for start-up businesses, entrepreneurship program and women empowerment.,
She is the Founder and board member in ISRS Individual Social Responsibility Society and Founder and board member of Torch of Love and Peace Society.
Further, she is a consultant in the College of Business Faculty at Royal University for Women. Bahrain.
Owner, TABRAH company
Owner, Volonte Wellness Centre
Director, The FALCON TRADING CO. W.L.L.
Professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships, bringing strategies, and coaching individuals to success. Skilled in building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills and making critical decisions. Dedicated to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing markets. Certified auditor for ISO 9001:2015.
General Manager, Zumorrod Trading Co.
Founder & CEO, Nawal Flowers
Nawal is the founder and CEO of Nawal Flowers. She won the prestigious Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum’s top prize against a list of some 120 Middle Eastern entrepreneurs.
The secret of her success? Being passionate about what she does and employing her artistic talents. As an accomplished artist, Nawal treats her flower arrangements as paintings rather than just a bunch of flowers. And people notice and appreciate her creations because the passion she puts into those arrangements – as she does in everything else as well – is quite obvious.
Recently, Nawal has expanded her entrepreneurship business in Health and Beauty. She owns the Health Lab, which caters healthy organic meals and Sorelle Beauty Salon. Recently. she launched "Adara Training Center" for Beauty Institution, Techincal and Vocational training.
Manager, Hasan Falamarzi Construction
Founder, Chairperson & CEO Rsquare Technologies
Committee Member-Women in Fintech Initiated by Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)
Member-Bahrain Entrepreneurship Organization
Member – Bahrain Business Women’s Society
Resident of Bahrain for the past 24 years
Director, M.E.N.A. Centre
Managing Director, Alfadhel Electrical & Construction
Founder & Managing Partner, Design Studio – Architects
Manar has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Yarmouk University in Jordan, class of 1985, and since then has been a member of the Jordan Engineers Association. She is also a Grade A Member of CRPEP in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Manar is the captain of the DSA ship, managing all aspects of the business since its inception in 2011, for the smooth sailing of all operations and within all departments.
Her multi-faceted skill set goes beyond directing business strategy and the meticulous attention to management and HR.
She is the trusted second pair of eyes to DSA-produced designs, and with her background in urban planning, renovation, and conservation, she brings forth an advantageous stream into the variety and complexity of projects that can be handled under the DSA roof.
Upon graduation, Manar worked for 15 years at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and the Environment in Jordan, where she was Senior Urban Planner of the Higher Council for Planning and the Senior Architect of the Department of services and Engineering Works. In that time she had also been appointed at the Directorate of Municipal and Rural Affairs and the Environment for the Capital Governorate as Acting Head of Urban Planning Unit. Manar was the Head of the Architectural Heritage Unit and the Conservation Architect of the Department of Urban and Town Planning, throughout the last 5 years of her service.
Manar kicked off her career in Bahrain in 2002 and has since been appointed as:
• Project Manager at Gulf House Engineering
• Research Specialist for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture
• Technical Advisor of the Culture and National Heritage Sector of the Ministry of Information, and up to 2008, the Projects Director at Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research.
Once the Strategic Planning Advisor for
CEO, Touches Events Company WLL
Deema Murad, partner of Touches Events Company, -Co-founder & Managing Director of Nafas Application Company.
Parther in Mandeena Restuarant.
CEO, Silky Tips Tailoring
President and Chief Executive at Golden Trust for Training and Consultancy W. L. L
Dr. Lulwa holds a Ph.D. Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, USA and Master Degree in Vocational Education and Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University, USA. She is also a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, UK and certified HR Executive Professional from Michigan Business School, USA and Cranfield University School of Management, UK.
Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration and Oxford Innovation Award. On 2007, she was awarded a Professional Excellence Award from Oxford Center for Leadership, UK. and an OXCEL Fellowship from OXFORD Center for Leadership (OXCEL) in 2008.
Served as Senior Vice President of Arab Banking Corporation (B.S.C.). Dr. Lulwa started her career life at the Ministry of Health and College of Health Sciences assuming several positions. She has teaching experience at the University of Bahrain (part-time Assistance Professor) and at Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (Part-time Faculty). Currently, she serves as a member of the Capital Municipality Council.
Owner, Wonder Land Toys store
CEO, DMartin Consultancy
Doris Martin holds a Masters degree in education, and certification in training, mentoring and coaching, she is specialized in training and development, business planning, and consultation. She has over 25 years of working experience within Ernst & Young and Higher Education Sector. Among those 15 years in training development and youth education, and 10 years in advising & business consultation across a number of verticals in Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa regions.
Doris Achievements: Co-Editor of Entrepreneur Magazine, Mentor for the following business accelerators: CH9, Flat6labs & Rawad, Former Member of Board of Trustees Bahrain Entrepreneurship Organization, Member in Women International Network (WIN), Member in Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Judge in GEN Misk Foundation, Former Board Member in Bahrain Society for Training & Development and Founder of Bahrain Universities Model United Nations.
Doris provides clients with a very comprehensive approach by offering unique expertise that blend diverse entrepreneurial, provide real business insights, offer practical solutions, provide useful professional business advice, support before starting a business and venture, and enable client to focus on their long term business vision and goals. Her key objective is to deliver results to clients by making the most of clients value managing risk from acquisitions, consultation, mentoring and win back.
Through consultation and mentoring, She could assist the client to identify the main pillars of working on the startup and youth entrepreneurs:
Incubator network and application
Business connection and business development
Entrepreneur education and training
Share success stories and achievements
Her interest is focused on economic development, social services, and youth and women empowerment. She enjoys listening to classical music, attending performed art, visiting museums and art galleries, traveling, aqua sports and jogging.
Her favorite quote by Steve Jobs, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Apple “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,
Founder and Managing Director - Beyond Borders Consultancy
Hala Sulaiman is the Founder and Managing Director of Beyond Borders Consultancy which is focused on providing strategic management and communication consultancy and is also a Co-Founder of AlRawi Media WLL, an innovative and award-winning audiobook application specialized in Arabic Books (@alrawibooks).
Hala Sulaiman has extensive expertise in the Middle East market and has created and implemented holistic marketing communications strategies, and used her extensive knowledge and skills to engage with the various stakeholders in the various public and private sector roles she has contributed to.
She formerly served as the Director of Marketing and Communications in Tamkeen during which she was responsible for Tamkeen’s positioning and clarifying the effective role it plays in shaping the future of Bahrain’s labor market and enabling Bahrainis and the private sector. During her tenure at Tamkeen, she was also seconded as part of the strategic team responsible for setting the policies and frameworks for the media center at the National Dialogue held in 2011. It is worth noting that as part of her duties within Tamkeen, she also leads the “Equal Opportunity Committee” which served in ensuring that all programs delivered and activities executed are based on competency and fairness and not gender-based.
She possesses extensive experience in the telecommunications sector in which the local market transitioned from a monopoly to a competitive one, having worked with Batelco, and Communications Consultant and Communications Manager in MTC-Vodafone (now Zain). In that role, she was responsible for managing a $5.5 million marketing communications budget, developing clear localized advertising whilst maintaining brand values of both MTC and Vodafone, and directing all media and agency relationships to gain maximum editorial and advertising exposure.
Ms. Sulaiman is passionate about media, having completed several projects in the audio, visual, and print media, and worked as a correspondent for Bahrain Radio & Television Corporation,
Touches Events Company WLL
Touches events started in 2016 specializing in high scale events, to help in positioning Bahrain as a regional destination for luxurious and elegant exhibitions.
Touches Events name became associated with high-end quality exhibitions providing a unique experience to both exhibitors & visitors with a strong reputation which resulted in many well-known names participating exclusively in Touches Events expos in Bahrain, attracting exhibitors and visitors from the Gulf region, the wider Middle East and beyond.
Director, Daskalides Bahrain
Huda M. Radhi from Bahrain besides being married and a mother of three kids, is the Director and Distribution Agent of Daskalides, Finest Belgian Chocolate Company Bahrain. She is the Director of Richmond Advisory Services. She is an advisory committee member for the Master Program at Applied Science University and a Board Member, Vice Chairperson at Bahrain UK Alumni Network and was a former Board Member at Bahrain Institute for Banking & Finance, BIBF and previously Board Member at Bahrain Businesswomen Society, Vice-Treasurer and Head of Women Gateway. In addition, she worked as an independent Coach and Consultant in several institutions locally and regionally. Ms. Radhi held several positions as Manager at the International Banking Division in the Arab Investment Company, Bahrain. She worked as a Relationship Manager at TAIB Bank, Bahrain, and Independent Consultant at Reuters UK and Credit Assistant at Merrill Lynch UK.
She received her MSC in Systems Engineering and Management and her BA in International Business and French from Richmond, The International University in London. She pursued her mini MBA in Entrepreneurship from Beyster Institute of the Rady School of Management, University of San Diego. In addition, she completed her Executive Leadership Diploma in Women’s Leadership Program for Entrepreneurs from MENA from Harvard Kennedy School in the USA. Furthermore, she participated in and completed the “Women Entrepreneurship Development and Enterprise Creation Programme” that was organized by The Arab Regional Centre of Entrepreneurship and Investment Training (UNIDO)
She has memberships and affiliations in several societies in Bahrain and overseas. She is a Member at Bahrain Businesswomen Society, Member at Bahrain Chamber of commerce (Retail & Industry Committee), Former Board Member in Bahrain French Club, a member at Bahraini American Cultural Exchange Society (BACES). She has an affiliate membership in UK with the Institute of Electrical Engineers and with Institute
,Abdulrahman Khalil AlMoayed Group W.L.L
Owner, Choco Foz
Partner & Director, Global Industrial Resources W.L.L
Layla is a Partner and Director in Global Industrial Resources W.L.L, GlR lining W.L.L, Global Industrial Resources L.L.C /Oman, Bahrain Industrial Factory W.L.L, National Express for service & maintenance W.L.L, and Alutec General Trading W.L.L /UAE.
Her company activity consists of logistics, property development, and building services.
Owner, STYLE HAUTE COUTURE Co. W.L.L.
Head of the Economic Committee
Esmahan Bokhowa is high profile a visionary female entrepreneur who is recognized as a leader in both retail mall management and her community. Esmahan has over 25 years of management experience. Started out as an accounting trainee and rose through the ranks to become Share Holder and Finance Director in the Bokhowa Group, the family-owned conglomerate with subsidiaries in construction, trading, real estate and retail.
In her parallel role as general manager at Saar Mall, Mrs. Bokhowa has successfully established the Mall at the heart of the Saar neighborhood by actively engaging with the community through an expanding programme of promotions, charity and cultural events.
Esmahan has an MBA from Torrens University in Australia, is an honorary member of the Entrepreneur Organization (EO), sits on Tamkeen Advisory Board for the retail, construction and services sectors and others, member of Middle East Council of Shopping Centers & Retailers (MECS+R), also member of Bahrain Businesswomen Society. She has been listed as one of Bahrain’s Most Influential Women in Gulf Magazine for the past three years.
Managing Director, Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons B.S.C.
Managing Director at Y.K Almoayyed and Sons, and also a member of the board of directors for BMMI and Ebda Bank. She’s also a philanthropist, an environmentalist, and a women’s rights campaigner. She was ranked 8th as the Most Powerful Arab BusinessWomen by Forbes.
a Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Environmentalist and Women's Rights Campaigner who is the Managing Director of one of Bahrain's oldest conglomerates Y.K Almoayyed and Sons.
A Bachelor of Business Administration, Mona has been instrumental in overseeing the business endeavors of the Y K Almoayyed group, leading it meticulously towards its desired destination.
Voted the third most influential Arab Women's List in the MENA region by Forbes Middle East for 2013, Mona is a member of the board of directors for BMMI and Ebda Bank besides other companies. She is well known for her charity work and frequently speaks about the role of women in building a better society today. Mona has been a firm believer of 'Business with a Conscience' principle and is involved in many charitable institutions. Besides her Business and Social Activity, Mona strives to draw a perfect balance between being a mother, housewife and mentor role she plays.
Co-Founder & Managing Director - Clever Play
Latifa Al-Khalifa is a STEMinist and one of the founding members of Clever Play, a movement and a creative learning hub devoted to empowering children with the skills to make and create the future by teaching them the in-demand skills they are not learning in school. While fulfilled with her life in the service of the government, she was nonetheless called to serve the cause of education seeing as how the traditional way of teaching is both limited and limiting. Latifa is also spearheading an initiative called STEM Bahrain- a nationwide effort dedicated to preparing students for global competitiveness through enhanced STEM education and future career readiness opportunities. Completing her undergrad degree in Politics and International Studies in Australia and her Master’s Degree in International Relations in the UK, Latifa is an advocate for women and believes real power comes from authentic service.
Founder, Lillia Beauty Centre
A Bright name that stands for Beauty Innovation and Developments.
Laila started her first steps in 2004, with the establishment of LILLIA BEAUTY LOUNGE, which stands up today as one of the outstanding Beauty Lounges, in the kingdom.
Since 2008, Laila Established herself as an Elite and Advanced Semi- Permanent Makeup Artist combining her Expertise and Passion as a Master and an International Trainer in her Field.
In 2017, Laila starts a further step with the opening of LB Beauty Studio. Which stands for the Distribution and Trainings in all Beauty Aspects all over the GCC.
Certified International Swiss Color® Official Trainer for Semi Permanent Makeup and Paramedical Procedures and Areola.
- Official PMU Swiss Color® International Trainer.
- Certified by INFA International Federation of Aestheticians (Brussels).
- Member of the PMU International Congress Middle East.
- Member of the PMU International Congress Antalya, Turkey.
- Member of the PMU International Congress Kufstein, Austria.