Mohammed Al Kayed, a prominent Bahraini executive, has achieved a remarkable feat by winning the prestigious “40 Under 40 Award” and securing the top spot. This esteemed recognition is bestowed upon outstanding young leaders in the business world, and Al Kayed’s exceptional performance outshone 40 other participants vying for this coveted accolade. His triumph marks a historic milestone as the first Bahraini to accomplish such a remarkable achievement.

With a wealth of experience, Mohammed Al Kayed has held the position of CEO at Sevens Holding, a leading hospitality, food, and beverage company in Bahrain. Currently serving as an advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, he spearheads all operations and oversees the company’s real estate management. In this capacity, he strategizes, sets priorities, and monitors asset performance to ensure the company’s success.

Mohammed Al Kayed’s remarkable abilities are demonstrated by his successful establishment of a robust administrative and financial structure for a private contract exceeding $300 million. Moreover, he orchestrated the development and launch of a top-rated 5-star hotel and resort, exhibiting excellence in driving business reorganizations to leverage emerging opportunities.


A key driver of shareholder value for a portfolio of private companies, Al Kayed has demonstrated his leadership prowess by heading various departments such as strategy, finance, marketing, information technology, human resources, and business development. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in the construction, pre-opening, and operation of a distinguished 5-star hotel and resort, comprising 174 premium rooms. His astute negotiations with international hotel operators resulted in securing contracts on the most favorable terms for the owners.

Expressing his gratitude upon receiving the award, Al Kayed acknowledged the esteemed institution and extended his appreciation to His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sevens Holding, for his unwavering support and guidance. Al Kayed attributed the success to the company’s strategic plan and the exceptional leadership of Sheikh Khalifa bin Rashid Al Khalifa. He also commended the dedication and sacrifices of all the employees of the company and expressed his hopes for even greater achievements in the future.


The “40 Under 40” program by Business Elite represents a significant milestone in Mohammed Al Kayed’s career. This renowned initiative identifies exceptional young executives and entrepreneurs in the global business landscape, fostering networking opportunities with aspiring leaders and industry disruptors who possess unwavering determination, exceptional qualities, and immense potential. Mohammed Al-Kayed’s participation in this program underscores his ambition to shape the future of the business world in the upcoming decades.

Mohammed Al-Kayed holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Management Accounting from the New York Institute of Technology, and he has been a certified PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) since 2022.

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