'Every Woman is blessed with infinite potential to achieve the impossible, if she desires and believes in herself'

About Mona

Mona Yousif Almoayyed is a Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Environmentalist and Women's Rights Campaigner who is the Managing Director of one of Bahrain's oldest conglomerates Y.K Almoayyed and Sons.

A Bachelor of Business Administration, Mona has been instrumental in overseeing the business endeavours of the Y K Almoayyed group, leading it meticulously towards its desired destination.

Voted the third most influential Arab Women's List in the MENA region by Forbes Middle East for 2013, Mona is a member of the board of directors for BMMI and Ebda Bank besides other companies. She is well known for her charity work and frequently speaks about the role of women in building a better society today. Mona has been a firm believer of 'Business with a Conscience' principle and is involved in many charitable institutions. Besides her Business and Social Activity, Mona strives to draw a perfect balance between being a mother, housewife and mentor role she plays.

Her Story

It wasn't all a bed of roses as it may seem to some. Having been brought up in a conservative environment in the 70's Middle East, the young girl's childhood was simple and disciplined like any middle class arab girl's upbringing.

However on the journey she had to encounter many obstacles as were the days where women were not given their due. The social pressure was immense but a strong self-belief and a never give up attitude wouldn't dishearten the young girl who had a vision of making a difference to society in her very own way. Her support came in the role of her father and her would be husband.

Her Passion

Mona is a big advocate of an Environment friendly world and has nurtured an inextricable bond with plants. She has won the coveted King Cup for Big Gardens in 2007. Her hobby for Gardening is further endorsed by the other accolades won at all Gardening Shows and Exhibitions.

Group of Companies

Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons is a diversified group established in 1940, with divisions specializing in trading, contracting, concrete products, air-conditioning, telecom services and property development. The group employs over 2,000 people.

The Trading division acts as distributors for a wide range of products including cars and trucks, home appliances, construction equipment sanitary ware and furniture.

Mona is the first woman to be elected to the Board of a publicly traded company in Bahrain - Bahrain Maritime and Mercantile International with reported revenues reaching BD 80m. She is the vice chairman of The Ebdaa Bank for Micro Financing.

Brands represented include: Nissan, Ford, Renault, Sony, Toshiba, York, Hitachi, Kodak, Nikon, Kenwood and Ignis.

Social Activities

Throughout her career she has kept herself busy by adhering to her core belief of giving back to the community. She has been involved in various social activities and has been the President of all the organizations.

The organizations that have benefitted from her contribution have been Migrant Workers Protection Society, Bahrain Business Women's Society, Al Muntada, MWPS Shelter for Domestic Abuse, etc.


2020 - Arabic Forbes 9th 100 Power Businesswomen in the Middle East

2019 – Arabic Forbes 4th 10 Women Heading Family Business in the Middle East.

2018 – Arabic Forbes 8th 100 Most influential Arab Women in the Middle East.

2018 - Shura Council, Member

2011 - Migrant Workers Protection Society, Honorary Patron

Mona's tips for Success

Have a Purpose

Be Determined

Be Sincere

Belief in your self

Be compassionate to all


Tel: +973 17 227 766

Fax: +973 17 227 787

P.O. Box 143

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain