First Bahraini on Business Elite Awards “40 Under 40”

by BTM

Thu, 04 May 2023

First Bahraini on Business Elite Awards “40 Under 40”

Mohamed Ahmed Al Kayed , PMI-PBA has become the first Bahraini to appear on the Business Elite Awards “40 Under 40”list. This prestigious award program identifies outstanding young Executives and Entrepreneurs in the world’s business and creates networking opportunities for the up-and-comers, aspiring young business leaders and industry disruptors with the undoubted attitude, quality, potential, desire, determination, and ambition to shape the world of business over the coming decades.

As a Senior Hospitality Executive in Bahrain, Mohamed Ahmed Al Kayed is a forward-looking and innovative leader with a proven track record of turning organizations into successful business ventures. He has successfully managed Operations, Finance, HR, and Administration and is respected for maximizing company profits with ethics and integrity. Mr. Al Kayed is recognized as a natural business leader who constantly produces sustainable results.

Mr. Al Kayed built a management and financial structure for a private holding worth over $300M and reduced annual expenses to maintain fiscal stability during a recession. He has also built and launch a 5-star hotel and resort and excel at catalyzing business reorganizations to capitalize on emerging opportunities. It is well known that Mr. Al Kayed is exceptional relationship manager with the ability to quickly win stakeholder trust.

As the former Chief Executive Officer and current Advisor to the Chairman of Bahrain's leading hospitality and f&b company Sevens Holding, he has optimized shareholder value for a privately held group of companies. He has presided over Strategy, Finance, Marketing, IT, HR, Marketing, and Business Development and led management teams. Mr. Al Kayed led the construction, pre-opening, and operation of a 174 room key 5-star hotel and resort, where he negotiated and signed contracts on the best terms for the owner with international hotel operators.

In addition, he has successfully launched 8 franchises in the Food and Beverage industry. Thanks to his business talent and abilities, the designers and construction costs were optimized while meeting international restaurants’ standards and raised the standard of restaurants and lounges in the Kingdom. It also worth mentioning that Mr. Al Kayed is responsible for all the operation and management of the company’s real estate where he set the overall strategic direction and priorities and monitor the performance of the assets.

Mr. Al Kayed holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Managerial Accounting from New York Institute of Technology and is a PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) since 2022.