ABOUT US

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Awal Gulf has benefitted immensely from the wise leadership of our board of directors, many of whom are prominent members of Bahrain's society. Our board is made up of visionary individuals who act as the guiding light which gives direction to the company. It is through their guidance that Awal Gulf is one of the premier companies in this region.
Mohammed Kanoo has been associated with the company as chairman of the board of directors from its inception. As a mentor, he has played a stellar role in guiding the management of Awal Gulf to bring the company to its current position of strength in the industry in the region.
He is also the president of E.K. Kanoo Group of companies. Mohammed Kanoo brings his vast experience and knowledge to direct the management. Mr. Kanoo represents the E.K. Kanoo group who are pioneers in the automotive business in the kingdom.
After his initial stint with marine business of the family, Adel Mattar moved to the air conditioning division in the mid 80s. This paved the way for his transformation from a businessman to an industrialist. He single handedly pioneered the establishment of state of the art manufacturing facilities and the company in its present form. Besides being the deputy chairman and managing director of the company, Mr. Mattar is a key member of AWALCO which manages various entities owned by the family.
Adel Mattar is also the managing director of Nidukki Trading Co. W.L.L. a company specialized in industrial waste management. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also a former member of Tamkeen and holds directorship in various other entities besides being the past Chairman of Edamah.
Hani Al Shakhs has been a member of the board from 1993 as a promoter director of the company. He is currently the Senior Executive of Information Technology Division with Gulf Investment Corporation and he is also Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Electronics Tawasul Company- Tawasul Telecom.
Khalid Mattar took over the reins of AWALCO from the late Mohamed Ali Mattar who pioneered the air conditioning business of the group in the early 70s. He brings vast management experience to the board. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Awal Marine Services EST. W.L.L., Chairman of Awalco Investment Co. W.L.L. and also a member of the board of directors of Bahrain Credit Company.
Faisal Khalid Kanoo represents YBA Kanoo Group in our board and was appointed as a Director of the company in May 2005. Currently, he is the Director – Commercial Group of YBA Kanoo. Before being inducted into the family business he also worked as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
Fawaz Al Kaaki represents HRH Prince Hussam Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on our board. He was appointed as a director in the year 1999.
Mr. Al Kaaki joined Saudi Plastic Factory as General Manager in 1991. He is currently the President and Managing Director for the whole Group. Fawaz Al Kaaki has played an important role in the geographical business expansion achievements of Saudi Plastic Factory and establishment of a state of the art factory.

 

mohammed-kanooMOHAMMED KANOO

Mohammed Kanoo has been associated with the company as chairman of the board of directors from its inception. As a mentor, he has played a stellar role in guiding the management of Awal Gulf to bring the company to its current position of strength in the industry in the region.He is also the president of E.K. Kanoo Group of companies. Mohammed Kanoo brings his vast experience and knowledge to direct the management. Mr. Kanoo represents the E.K. Kanoo group who are pioneers in the automotive business in the kingdom.
adelADEL MATTAR

After his initial stint with marine business of the family, Adel Mattar moved to the air conditioning division in the mid 80s. This paved the way for his transformation from a businessman to an industrialist. He single handedly pioneered the establishment of state of the art manufacturing facilities and the company in its present form. Besides being the deputy chairman and managing director of the company, Mr. Mattar is a key member of AWALCO which manages various entities owned by the family.Adel Mattar is also the managing director of Nidukki Trading Co. W.L.L. a company specialized in industrial waste management. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also a former member of Tamkeen and holds directorship in various other entities besides being the past Chairman of Edamah.
hani-al-shakhsHANI AL SHAKHS

Hani Al Shakhs has been a member of the board from 1993 as a promoter director of the company. He is currently the Senior Executive of Information Technology Division with Gulf Investment Corporation and he is also Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Electronics Tawasul Company- Tawasul Telecom.
khalid-mattarKHALID MATTAR

Khalid Mattar took over the reins of AWALCO from the late Mohamed Ali Mattar who pioneered the air conditioning business of the group in the early 70s. He brings vast management experience to the board. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Awal Marine Services EST. W.L.L., Chairman of Awalco Investment Co. W.L.L. and also a member of the board of directors of Bahrain Credit Company.
faisal-kanooFAISAL KANOO

Faisal Khalid Kanoo represents YBA Kanoo Group in our board and was appointed as a Director of the company in May 2005. Currently, he is the Director – Commercial Group of YBA Kanoo. Before being inducted into the family business he also worked as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
fawaz-al-kaakiFAWAZ AL KAAKI

Fawaz Al Kaaki represents HRH Prince Hussam Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on our board. He was appointed as a director in the year 1999.
Mr. Al Kaaki joined Saudi Plastic Factory as General Manager in 1991. He is currently the President and Managing Director for the whole Group. Fawaz Al Kaaki has played an important role in the geographical business expansion achievements of Saudi Plastic Factory and establishment of a state of the art factory.

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