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Calling all young Arab business leaders

CEO Middle East magazine seeks nominations for its annual 30 under 30 list.

Calling all young Arab business leaders

CEO Middle East, a sister title to Arabian Business, is looking for young Arab entrepreneurs who have successfully managed to buck the global economic downturn.

Maybe they’ve just been appointed CEO, recently established their own company, or are looking to take over the reins of the family firm. If you know of anyone then nominate them today.

Last year’s successful entrants

included Noor Sweid, the 28-year old managing director of Dubai-based Depa Interiors; 29-year old Amna BinHendi, the CEO of BinHendi Enterprises, and Abdulrahman Bin Ismail Tarazouni the 25-year old CEO of Mubadiroon and the Young Arab Leaders youngest member.

Each nomination must include the following; name, age, nationality (they can live abroad but they must be Arab) along with a brief description of why you think they should be considered for this year’s 30 under 30.

To make a nomination, simply click the Comment link and leave the details, as outlined above.

The deadline for the nominations is July 31.

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Kate Presnt 10 years ago

NOMINATION REQUEST FOR YOUNG ARAB BUSINESS LEADERS Name: Ahmed Jamsheer Age: 25 Nationality: Bahraini Description: Mr. Jamsheer is currently the Finance Director of 7 Developers, the project managers of Al Daih Development Company, the real estate arm of the first $400M ‘a city within a city’ mega development, focusing on the affordable housing market. The development provides an answer to the critical housing issue in Bahrain, especially amongst limited income families struggling to find affordable housing. A unique project, benefiting the entire surrounding communities by aiming to integrate and develop society through sustainable solutions, while enhancing the overall neighboring towns. The mission is to provide comfortable living at affordable prices and to build a community the supports the development of human capital and serves the country. The project is expected to be one of the largest developments in Bahrain and the first of its kind in the MENA region, building 3,000 affordable apartments, commercial facilities and amenities with an expected direct and indirect population of more than 10,000 people. Mr Jamsheer is also the Secretary of the Board of Directors of Al Daih Development Company. Furthermore Mr. Jamsheer is the founder and managing partner of Fortuna Company, a privately held Bahraini incorporated Shareholding Company. Fortuna is the overall managing company for many subsidiaries; that engage in a number of geographically diverse business activities. Investments are carefully and diversely selected across all the major asset classes’ structure that includes direct equity, real estate, quoted equities and fixed income. Mr. Jamsheer furthermore started and propelled the derivatives - asset management side of the business focusing on structured & exotic, tailored financial products and global equity investments. Mr. Ahmed Jamsheer holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Bentley College. He also holds a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) with high academic distinction from Bentley College. Contact Information: Ahmed Jamsheer Email: ahmed@fortunacompany.com Telephone: +973-39414140

Alex 10 years ago

Why don't we allow all nationalities from every race and religion, who are successful in business within GCC! Why the focus is only on Arab?

Nick J 10 years ago

I would personally nominate Shk. Nasser M. Al-Sabah (28), who is one of the leading entrepreneurs in Kuwait, focusing on TV/Media and film-making. He started his own company (Cinemagic) back in 2004 which was solely to nurture the knowledge and education of filmmaking to local talents, Cinemagic is one of the leading companies in Kuwait and is now a multi-service company servicing all high end media needs in Kuwait. Shk. Nasser , Graduated from The George Washington Univ in Wash DC. He also helped start-up and is on the executive board of the leading TV station in Kuwait (Al-Watan TV) . I am trying to get his contact details which I dont have. www.watan.tv or www.cinemagics.com

kingkaiser 10 years ago

Can we PLEASE have something for self-made individuals (and no, if your father is worth a few hundred million, and you have your own business that his contacts or fundings assisted in, you don't count). I know a few of these guys, most of whom I wouldn't hire as mall security. Surely there must be SOME success stories that don't involve family money or influence. How is hearing that someones father gave them money newsworthy for anything but a tabloid?

Ali 10 years ago

Echoing KingKaiser's comments, how is someone who takes over the family business already worth millions dollars be considered an "entrpreneur" ? And how is taking over a successful business be the same as "bucking the economic downturn" ?

Dalya K 10 years ago

Name: Yousef Gamal El-Din Age: 25 “Yousef is an anchor and presenter for CNBC, hosting the program Capital Connection. He also covers the Middle East for CNBC world programming throughout the business day. Yousef joined CNBC from Nile TV International, where he hosted programmes including News Hour and Business World. Yousef also reported on major events across the Middle East and interviewed a wide range of prominent politicians, activists, scholars and experts. In October 2008, Yousef was chosen as one of five presenters marking the future of Egyptian television in a special feature by the leading international Arab magazine Enigma. He holds a Masters Degree in journalism from the American University in Cairo”

Hussain 10 years ago

I would like to nominate Kholoud Attar A young Woman from Jeddah Saudi Arabia who has managed to established her magazine titled "Design" I think you should nominate her cause shes awesome and has acheived so much with so little.

kholoud attar 10 years ago

Would like to thank hussain for nominating me. What really keeps an entrepreneur going is really the people around them who beleive in them . so thank you. and for more about design www.d-magazine.net Facebook: designer's network I'm proud to have started a design network publication from scratch . From a design studio -to 2000 copies to 40,000 copies distributed all over the middle east with a database of 20,000 in less than two years.

Sharif Farha 10 years ago

Would like to nominate my brother, Amir Farha. He is 27 years old. During the economic downturn, Amir has launched 2 companies in dubai and is currently CEO of both. Tandem and Toolman. Tandem (www.tandem.ae) focuses on consulting and business advisory, while toolman (www.toolman.ae) focuses on villa maintenance such as electric/water or other simplehousehold repairs. Good luck too all.

Shahenaz Sabban 10 years ago

I would like to nominate Kholoud Attar.She is 24 years old and was able to publish the first Saudi designe magazin.The magazin became in a short time a great succse in Saudi,it shed light on all and different designes and designers.The magazin helped designers to get to know and see the works of other designers,it also helped the world to see the saudi talents.Being young and a femmal in saudi it was not easy to start such a magazin ,but it definitly opend doors to the new generation.