Ahmed is business leader, senior executive who focus on the business growth through innovation, people, change mentor-ship and business development. Ahmed’s background includes over 28 years in international, commercial, and management, and more than a decade as CEO, COO, GM of large scale and growing businesses in Bahrain.
Today, Ahmed spends his time advising and consulting with entrepreneurs on matters related to business planning, as well as capital markets and funding strategies. In addition, he serves in an advisory role for some businessmen and companies where he provides recommendations on a board levels.
He has worked with companies in construction, restaurants, retail, salons, financial services, franchises, consumer products, hospitality, education, recreation, manufacturing, healthcare, B2B services, software, import/export, transportation, and logistics. In addition, he worked with companies worldwide as a business development director/representative for MENA region.
Ahmed serves on a number of Advisory Boards for emerging companies. In all of his work, he expresses a strong belief in the importance of customer acquisition, customer retention, management and operations, and understanding the financial consequences of each and every business activity.
Positive to balancing the needs of investors, clients and employees successfully, and deliver substantially within the investor dimension; a better share price and returns on investment as well as return of sales by managing explosive revenue growth profitably and optimize costs of continuing operations.
Ahmed is a Proven performer that focus on the needs and wants and provide solutions.
Education & Experience
MBA Master of Business Administration (With Distinctions) (A+). University of Hertfordshire. UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Business and Marketing (Honors) (B+). University of Hertfordshire. UK
Chartered, Purchasing and Supplies Management. CIPS. UK
Business Management. CIPS. UK
MRPII - Management/Material Resources Planning. Oliver Wight, USA
Management, Planning and Operations
Specialized Wet & Solid Waste Management
Material Management and Warehousing
Logistics and Supply Chain
TQM, ISO and MRPII
Marketing and Sales
Visionary Strategy Execution & Leadership
Strategic planning Execution & Leadership
Corporate development & planning
Executive advisory & decision support
Business, Management & Industrial Consulting
Entrepreneurship, Startups, business development, business concepts
Logistics & Warehousing Management
Marketing, Sales and Sales Force
Customer Relation Management
Training & Development
CE and Principal Advisor - SMOHFI Advisors 2019 - present
Director, CEO - Business Associate Partner - AlAali International Business / 2011 - 2018
COO - Universe Environment B.S.C. (c). / 2009 - 2011
COO - Universe Projects International W.L.L. / 2009 - 2010
COO - Arteko Engineering Middle East W.L.L. / 2009 - 2010
COO - Recycling for Charity Project / 2009 -2011
CEO - AHA Global Access Group / 2008
General Manager, Business development community member / 2007 - 2008
General Manager - Merit International / 2000 - 2007
Head of logistics - QM&QA Coordinator - MENA Region Lucent Technologies / 1997 - 1999
Store Keeper (Executive In-charge) - Savola Bahrain Company / 1991 1997
Co-Founder - Merit International Trading. 1999
Co-Founder - Eastern Training Institute. 2005
Project leader - Fairwinds Consultants. 2006
Project leader - Eastern Consultancies. 2006
Co-founder - ABE Car Rentals. 2007
Co-founder - Abdulaal Commercial. 2007
Co-founder - Abdulaal Bentonite. 2007
Co-founder - Universe Environment Bahrain B.S.C (s). 2009
Co-Founder - Recycling for Charity. 2009
Founder - KalamSaha. 2013
Founder - SMOHFI Advisors. 2019
Association and Memberships
(GLG Educator) & (Community member) GLG Gerson Lehrman Group - 1997 till now
(Business Development Council Member) GLG - 1998 till now
(Professional Service Council Member) GLG - 1998 till now
Sales Lead Management Association - Member since 2002 till now
Association International Consultants - Member since 2007 till now
National Association of Sales Professional - Member since 2012 till now
IAPO International Association of Professional Business Consultants - Member since 2017 till now
Adam Global - Member since 2008 till now
Adam Global - Country Manager 2019 till now
"Ahmed is without any doubt one of the most energetic, fast thinking, creative and innovative brains I ever met in the Middle East. He has the knowledge and capacity to bring fundamental changes to corporations of any size and is a true asset to any business."
"Once I started working on one of most strategic business opportunity in my life with less than 5% winning chance, I met Ahmed and his wonderful team. From the first hour we break through all the obstacles and improve our position against our competitors by adding unique and creative values suggested by Mr. Ahmad. AlAali is well organized, dynamic, clear minded and GCC market knowledgeful and it was obvious to me that he is well experienced in building his own team to achieve his targets. Thank you Ahmed and looking forward working with again."
"I knew Mr. Ahmed Hassan Al-Aali since long time ago. Ahmed is ambitious hard worker, open minded and bank of successful stories and ideas. I wish him a continuous success in his future career path"
"I know Ahmed for more than 10 years, It is rare that you come across a standout talented leader like him. He is always available and develop solutions for any problems might appear and is a truly aggressive in business but a good behavioral personality. I think any employer would be lucky to have him to manage and operate the business.. Ahmed earns my highest recommendation."