Industry: Construction & Industry
Company: Dadabhai Group
Mohammed Dadabhai is chairman of a diversified set of companies offering commercial construction services, and travel and hotel management services.
Back in the 1940s Mohammed was the eldest of six children, and so was expected to work alongside his father, who owned a small toy shop in the heart of Manama's old souk. He finished his schooling but rather than go on to university, decided he was ready to work full time. And so, at 14, he started running the shop, gradually taking control of all the operations.
A few years later he bought his first house, gaining his first taste of the construction business and igniting a new interest in real estate development and management. He began with apartment buildings and graduated into hotels: today the Dadabhai Group's assets include some of Bahrain's best known hotels and resorts.