100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40
Sun 19 Apr 2015 05:23 AM
Mohammed Khammas

Mohammed Khammas

Industry: Industry

Company: Al Ahli Holding Group

Designation: CEO

Country: UAE

Citizenship: @AAHGUAE

Age: 38

Joining the family business developed by his father Nasser, a pioneer of the UAE’s manufacturing and construction industry, Mohammed Khammas has had significant influence on the growth of Al Ahli Group (AAHG).

In recent years, he has helped grow the company to become a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate of more than 30 companies present in over 25 countries, employing more than 9,000 people worldwide.

In addition to managing a diverse portfolio, Khammas is the first Arab who has managed to develop and sell a multi-million-dollar game development company to the Walt Disney Company.

During this process, he has established long-term strategic alliances with the global entertainment industry’s major companies.

Today, AAHG’s portfolio in the entertainment industry includes Dubai Outlet Mall, Gold’s Gym International franchise rights, plus exclusive rights to publish comics and activity books belonging to Marvel, Disney, Warner Bros, DC Comics, San Rio and Comicave.

Khammas also formed the Young Arab Leaders Organisation (YAL), which has become a platform for a new generation of Arab thinkers from more than 30 regional countries.