These Four Bahraini Individuals Made It Onto The 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2024 List


Gulf Business recently unveiled its Top 100 Most Powerful Arabs for 2024, showcasing the resilience and influence of Arab entrepreneurship across the region! Amongst the esteemed list, FOUR Bahraini individuals have rightfully claimed their spots, affirming their great impact on various sectors, and proving that Bahraini entrepreneurship is a force to be reckoned with!

Keep reading to dive in and learn about these fantastic four from Bahrain, and their incredible contributions to the island’s economy.

Mona Almoayyed, the Managing Director of Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons and Chairperson for Edbaa Bank 

Mona Almoayyed embodies the essence of empowerment and innovation as the Managing Director of Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons. Under her leadership since 2000, the diversified conglomerate has thrived in sectors encompassing automobiles, electronics, and luxury goods, representing a myriad of international brands in Bahrain.

Notably, Mona’s pioneering spirit extends beyond business realms, as she champions women’s empowerment initiatives and serves as the Chairperson of Edbaa Bank, a venture aimed at supporting low-income families in Bahrain.

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Khalid Al Rumaihi, the Chairman of Alba 

As the Chairman of one of the world’s largest aluminum smelters, Khalid Al Rumaihi brings a wealth of experience garnered from his time as the CEO of Bahrain Mumtalakat and the Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.

His visionary leadership has steered Alba towards unparalleled achievements, exemplified by record-breaking production figures and strategic collaborations!



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Adel Abdulla Ali, the Group CEO of Air Arabia

Adel Abdulla Ali’s pioneering spirit revolutionised the aviation landscape with the introduction of Air Arabia Group, the first low-cost carrier in the MENA region. As the Group CEO, Ali and his strategic vision and unwavering commitment to excellence have propelled Air Arabia towards unprecedented success, reflected in remarkable growth figures and expansion into new markets over the past years.


Mishal Kanoo, the Chairman of The Kanoo Group 

ith investments spanning across shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, energy, real estate, and specialty chemicals, Mishal Kanoo used his leadership to propel his family’s business, established in 1967, to remarkable heights with his innovation and strategic foresight!

Beyond his role within The Kanoo Group, Mishal also assumes significant responsibilities as the chairman of KAAF Investments, vice chairman of HAYAH Insurance Company, and holds influential positions on various boards, showing off the spirit of his dynamic leadership and visionary entrepreneurship.



In celebrating the inclusion of these four remarkable individuals on the 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2024 list, it’s important to pay homage to their unwavering dedication, pioneering spirit, and transformative impact on Bahrain’s economic landscape. Their achievements not only show off the spirit of Bahraini entrepreneurship but also serve as a source of inspiration for future generations!

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