Sofyan Almoayed

Managing Director at Khalid Almoayed & Sons, Middle East/North Africa

Sofyan is the Group Managing Director and founder of Khalid Almoayed & Sons, W.L.L. (KAS), a multi-disciplined family business established in 2000. The goal of establishing KAS was to cater to an increasingly important “lifestyle” element in the Gulf markets. The group started by establishing the first Apple Premium Reseller shops in the region through its division, iMachines, and expanded to cover many more segments. Today, KAS holds a number of companies which cater to different industries including Tech, Contracting, Transportation, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, and others.

Sofyan also sits on boards of companies which are part of an older multi-generational family business. Through his involvement in Travel and Tourism, he became the Chairman of the Association of Bahrain Travel and Tours Agents (ABTTA) and the Chairman of the Tourism Committee in the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition to this, Sofyan sits on the Board of the Bahrain Tourism Authority.

Sofyan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in “Politics and Economics of International Business” from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts Degree in “International Political Economy” from The University of Birmingham, in Birmingham, UK.

Sofyan was one of the founders of the Bahrain Chapter in 2005 and served in every position in the Chapter ladder since then. This was followed by his nomination to the International Networks Committee, which he served on for Four years. Concurrently, Sofyan Chaired the Diplomacy Network and served on the Regional Board for the MENA Region. This was followed by his joining the International Board where he served on the Audit Committee for one year and Chaired it for the next.

Sofyan is Married to Muneera and together they have Four children, Khalid, Tamara, Yasmeen, and Jenine.

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