17. Amin Al Arrayed, managing director, Majaal
Marketed as the first logistics company in the Middle East to focus on the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market, Majaal was launched in October 2009 by real estate developer First Bahrain. The brainchild of Amin Al Arrayed, general manager of First Bahrain and managing director of Majaal, around 13,000 square feet of storage space has already been opened at Salman Industry City under phase one, with tenants including Gulf Industry Fair, Pods Bahrain and Freddy’s Leather Upholstery, while the development of phase two is expected to commence later this year. Al Arrayed has more than 13 years of experience in the banking sector and completed his economics degree at the University of Redlands in California, followed by a business administration MBA at DePaul University in Chicago.