The late Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo, founder of the Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group of Companies, was posthumously honoured with the third Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship's Lifetime Achievement Award earlier today (Nov 9).
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Economic Development Board chairman, awarded seven winners during a ceremony held at the ART Rotana Amwaj Islands.
The winners include Aysha Mohammed Abdulmalik, proprietor of Aisha Jewels who won the Micro-Enterprise of the Year Award; Faisal Rami Khalifeh, business development director of Solar One, who bagged the Start-up of the Year Award; Mohammed Abdulaal, founder of
All Food for Food Stuff, who received SME of the Year Award; Bader Murad, president and chief executive of Bader Models for the Enterprise of the Year with International Footprint Award, Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, general manager of Peninsula Dairy Farms for the Sustainability in Business Award, and Dr Rana Ali Al Ammadi, director of Rana's Aesthetic Health Centre for the Female Entrepreneur of the Year.
Prince Salman highlighted the importance of human capital as the most valuable resource to any economy, adding that it is through human creativity and innovation that nations such as Bahrain are able to create promising opportunities.
Thirty entrepreneurs were in contention for the third edition of the Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship.
The winners will receive a total of BD150,000 ($395,000) in cash prizes and other key rewards and benefits.