Board of Directors

Rodolphe Melki

Company: Millennium International
Tel: (+973) 77177772
Company Profile:
Millennium International is a dynamic and well established company specialized in the trading, retail, distribution, representation and events business. Millennium is the exclusive Representative of International franchises and firms locally and regionally. With a portfolio of diverse and recognized international brands, the Mission of Millennium International is to provide innovation, service and excellence to their customers Millennium International is the exclusive distributor and agent of LAMPE BERGER, POINT A LA LIGNE MAC DESIGN, ESTEBAN, HOLEYS, ZIPZ, EMU, SPYDER, HUSH HUSH, NAI, ORION PDP and THE FLOWER SHOP.

Waleed Kanoo

Vice President & Director of Membership

Company: Motor City Holding Co. BSC ©
Tel: (+973) 17 711722
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Company Profile:
Motorcity Holding Company B.S.C © is the holding entity of 4 companies – AITAPCO, BMSC, Asian Motors and Al Jazira Motor company. Consolidating the strengths of 4 individual companies, Motorcity now represents a range of world’s best automotive brands. Over the years, Motor City has emerged to be among the top players in the automobile sector of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Customer satisfaction in every respect and interface with the company is the top priority of Motorcity. Customer satisfaction in every respect and interface with the company is the top priority of Motorcity. Motorcity is committed to the service of their customers and promises to deliver an outstanding ownership experience at all times in both sales and after sales. Motorcity will offer high quality, efficient and professional services to meet & exceed customer needs. Motorcity provides industry leading levels of customer satisfaction with a team of fully trained and qualified sales and support staff together with modern technology and state of the art facilities. Being the sole distributor in the Kingdom of Bahrain for world leading automotive brands in the passenger car segment – Volvo, Citroen, Subaru, Ssangyong & Chery , Motorcity delivers Personalized Customer Care, Value for money offerings and Priority Service at all the Motorcity Sales & After Sales locations to build long-term relationship with customers.

Waleed Al Rayes

General Secretary

Company: Sharif Group
Tel: (+973) 17 748999
Company Profile:
Sharif Group was established in the 1960’s as a tailoring business during the developments of Bahrain’s commercial and retail industry, it marked as an era of fine tailoring in Bahrain. From its humble begginings, the enterprise expanded to the trade of watches in 1971 and the establishment of garment factory in 1981. Soon after its gradual success, the venture had expanded into different companies catering not just to tailoring, garments and timepieces but moreover the trading and retailing of textiles, fashion accessories, leather, gifts and promotional items as well as electronic items. Sharif Group is divided into two divisions:
1. Tailoring and Garments Division,
2. Watches and Fashion Accessories Division.

Nawaf Al Zayani

Director - Business Development & Strategic Planning

Company: Al Zayani Investments W.L.L
Tel: (+973) 17 530 808
Company Profile:
Al Zayani Investments WLL is a dynamic company with a proven track record. It derives its strength from its local solid foundation and its worldwide network of contacts. A policy of investment in profitable national and international businesses and willingness to engage in rewarding joint ventures have established Al Zayani Investments WLL as a truly successful regional and international enterprise. Its strategy is dedicated to expand and excel with a global vision. It employs state-of-the-art technologies to ensure an international competitive edge and stands ready for all future challenges. Al Zayani Investments WLL operates a diverse portfolio of business that span the fields of Industry, Banking, Automobile Distribution, Property, Hotels and Services.

Basim Al Saie

Director - Strategic Partnerships

Tel: (+973) 17 590589
Company Profile:
Installux Group is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality aluminum products for building and interior industries.Based in Lyon, France, the group, which originated from a simple carpentry fabrication workshop in 1923 has been able, as the decades went by, to develop & diversify its range of products to grow into a specialized provider of architectural aluminum systems.INSTALLUX Group is composed of four major companies specializing in:
      High quality aluminum systems represented by INSTALLUX Aluminum
      Office partitions systems represented by TIASO
      Awnings & Solar protection systems represented by Roche Habitat
      Shop fitting represented by Sofadi

Khalid Al Khateb

Director - Social Media

Company: Invita
Tel: (+973) 39662650
Company Profile:
Having identified a clear market gap in the region, where customer service and contact centres focus mainly on CRM, Invita offers support that markedly enhances the customer relationship management process through a trade-marked global technology, and also provides services that ntroduce and implement new processes to increase business efficiency stretching business potential and returns. Regardless of the size of your company, Invita’s business process outsource and technology can enhance your company’s performance by managing and administering you non-core business lines, leaving you to focus on your core business. Invita’s contact experts will take care of all of your customer relationship management needs, both in terms of infrastructure, process and customer care. IN TOUCH WITH INTELLIGENCE.

Philippe Calafat


Company: Motor BNP Paribas
Tel: (+973) 17 866666
Company Profile:
BNP Paribas has a presence in nearly 80 countries with 190,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific. BNP Paribas was voted Bank of the year 2012 by IFR. BNP Paribas has been operating throughout the Middle East and Africa Region for over 40 years with a presence in six countries: Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and South Africa, in addition to covering Oman and North & West Africa. The bank’s regional headquarters and management are based in in Bahrain, where teams of diverse and talented individuals work together to deliver best-in-class solutions for all of our clients in the fields of, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Investment Solutions. The bank’s growing regional network enjoys key positions in many areas including Structured Finance Advisory, Fixed Income, Debt Capital Markets and Trade Finance.

Edward Smith

Director - Medias & Communication

Company: NANS Company
Tel: (+973) 17 786577
Company Profile:
Nans Group is a Bahrain based holding company with a fast growing publishing division focused on it’s two magazine titles Ohlala! And FACT in Bahrain and Qatar with plans to diversify to the UAE in the near future. Ohlala! Magazine is a luxury fashion and lifestyle magazine for those who enjoy the good things in lifea fashion forward, freethinking, finger in the pulse monthly publication with exclusive celebrity interviews and stunning signature fashion shoots. Ohlala! has an unrivalled reputation as a trendsetting medium and a key source of inforation for what’s hot and new in the region. Ohlala! features a wide range of articles focusing on fashion, style, art and culture, beauty, shopping, home, travel, motoring and events fpr all your lifestyle needs.

Giselle Elle

Director - Events & Sponsorships

Tel: (+973) 17 227777

Company Profile:
Five Star deluxe Hotel located in Manama.

Jean-Marc Luvisutto

Director - Business Development & Strategic Planning

Company: Technal Middle East WLL.
Tel: (+973) 17 225777 / 17 203888
Company Profile:
The first International aluminium system introduced in the GCC countries in 1978 is the French TECHNAL® brand. In the year 2000, Technal Middle East (TME) which is a subsidiary of of Hydro Building Systems was inaugurated as an exclusive joint venture which its long distinguished local partners. This JV was a consequent move driven to capitalize on more than 20 years of successful business history of TECHNAL® and its prominent presence in the GCC countries, operating from its Bahrain headquarters. The principle activity of TME is the marketing, sales and distribution of proprietary quality products from its TECHNAL® brand for Architectural Aluminium Systems, in the Middle East, being the regional services rovider. As the services provider and in support to its Sales activities; TME offers a wide range of bespoke engineering solutions, conceptual designs & technical support to end-users, specifiers, consultants, architects & metal builders.

Frederic Mettetal

Trade Commissioner French Embassy Representative

Company: Embassy of France in Bahrain
Tel: (+973) 17 298650
Company Profile:
Attached to the French Embassy to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Economic Department is one of the components of the overseas network of the Ministry of Economy, Finances and Industry. There are 156 departments set up in 113 countries. Under the Authority of the Ambassador of France to the Kingdom of Bahrain, The Economy Department exercises the following functions:
  • Analyses the economic and financial situation in the country as well as the conditions of access into the market for the benefit of the French administration and enterprises
  • Supports the commercial efforts of the exporting French entreprises as well as those that are already locally set up
  • Participates in the promotion of French investments in the country of residence
  • Informs the local manufacturers and administrations about the French offer and promotes France as a site of attraction for foreign direct investments
  • Relays, in the country where it is set up, the French positions on financial and commercial issues

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