A Valiant Visionary

by BTM

Wed, 09 August 2023

Amad Group of Companies, Pambavasan Nair

"There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell

Founder and Managing Director of Amad Group of Companies, Pambavasan Nair, made a mark on every realm of society on his own steam. This month, we have the pleasure of introducing our readers to this acclaimed Industrialist, accomplished entrepreneur and renowned philanthropist.

Mr. Nair holds on to this strong belief that you have to surpass every obstacle and achieve your goals with sheer hard work and determination. 

Having run his own business in the GCC for 25 years, he has grown to a very successful entrepreneur. Through his vision and expertise, he has built a large-scale factory equipped with the most advanced technologies in the Kingdom of Bahrain, thus becoming a significant contributor to the Kingdom’s economic growth.  

Notably, Mr. Nair is the first expatriate to establish a switchgear factory in Bahrain and the first Indian expatriate to do so in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Making history, he achieved accolades from the rulers and ministry officials for contributing towards the commercial growth and development of Bahrain’s economy. 

The Road to Success
Mr. Nair hails from a small village in Palakkad district in the Indian state of Kerala. His father, the late Madhavan Nair, was a farmer and his mother, late Smt. Chandra Amma, was a homemaker. He moved to Saudi Arabia in the year 1993 as a Sales Engineer wherein he was entrusted the position as Project and Showroom Sales Manager. 

In 1998, he ventured into business along with his close friend Radhakrishnan Khalayil and started a trading company called Amad Al Baeed Trading in Saudi Arabia. Going from strength to strength, the company earned a good reputation within the market in just two to three years. Following the company’s success in Saudi Arabia, its business expansion in Bahrain was initiated in the year 2001. Today, Amad Group of Companies has successfully completed 25 years of an incredible journey in the Gulf regions of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The group presently has four companies in Saudi Arabia as well as four companies in Bahrain with 400 employees spread across the eight companies. 

With his exemplary entrepreneurial skills, Mr. Nair nurtured the group into a professional business enterprise. Amad Group of Companies has an excellent track record in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and have a significant roster of well-established clientele. They are the approved vendor of Aramco, SCECO, Royal Commission, SABIC, SATARA, SATROP, etc. in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  In the Kingdom of Bahrain too, Amad Group of Companies is approved at all private and public sector companies – a testament to their credibility.  To their credit, in Saudi Arabia, they have in fact received a letter of appreciation from Aramco for their excellent commitment towards executing their timebound projects.

The Finer Details
Mr. Nair persevered through various struggles and endeavoured to establish his company which was not an easy feat. He credits the support of his outstanding team which strengthened the group’s techno-commercial capabilities to cater to the needs of diverse clientele while providing them with prompt services. In keeping with these needs, Mr. Nair planned and classified various divisions including Power Division, Distribution Division, Cable Division, Cable Management Division, Lighting Division, Oil and Gas Division, Earthing Division and a Lightning Protection Division - each headed by qualified engineering graduates. Amad Group excelled at every challenge and obstacle, and achieved their goals through sheer hard work and determination.

Understanding the aspect wherein stands the need for professional companies to supply electrical project equipment and materials for major projects, he focused his effort on evolving Amad Group of Companies. Hence, it was scaled higher to a professionally managed group with a technically qualified, competent and committed sales team to handle the various requirements of clients while generating employment for many youths. 

The Amad team has garnered goodwill through their acclaimed professionalism and excellent services.  It has been a long journey of 25 years where the management team of Amad Group achieved many milestones and gradually earned their incredible success.
As an industrialist, Mr. Nair his journey began in the year 2007. He started his dream project, Ascon Control WLL, a full- fledged Switchgear Manufacturing Company in Bahrain. In 2021, the factory relocated to its own premises at Al Mazraa Industrial Park, Bahrain. Ascon Control WLL Bahrain is the first switchgear manufacturing factory established by an expatriate in Bahrain - a milestone achievement. The new building premises was inaugurated by Minister of Industry and Commerce, HE Zayed R. Alzayani, and the former ambassador of the Republic of India to the Kingdom of Bahrain, HE Piyush Srivastava. Ascon Control in Saudi Arabia became fully operational in the year 2010. 

Personal Life and Philanthropy 
Mr. Nair is immensely popular as a philanthropist in the GCC and in India. His activities are not just restricted to business, he is equally at the forefront when it comes to humanitarian efforts and avidly supports good causes.  He has always been a part of social charitable causes irrespective of class, creed community and religion. He leads a simple life with his family on this beautiful island. His wife, Kala Nair, is from Mumbai Maharashtra and his daughter Dr Namrata is a university topper with gold medal from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Kochi. His son, Vighnesh, is currently pursuing Electrical Engineering at University of Nottingham, UK.

Reflecting on his life in the Kingdom, Mr. Nair says: “This beautiful island called Bahrain has given me immense fame and recognition as an entrepreneur and as a philanthropist. I genuinely thank the great rulers for providing ample opportunities to the expatriate communities in terms of employment wherein we can accomplish our dreams. I’d also like to sincerely thank my large-hearted Bahraini brothers who have been so welcoming and warm towards us expatriates treating us always like one of them. The zing and the vitality which I derive from my work is way beyond any altitude to be measured and that keeps me going.”