Mona Almoayyed is the Managing Director of YK Almoayyed & Sons and hails from one of Bahrain’s most established entrepreneurial families.
Mona Yousif Almoayyed hails from one of Bahrain’s most established entrepreneurial families. She is the Managing Director of YK Almoayyed & Sons which has over 300 internationally renowned brands ranging from luxury goods and home electronics to heavy equipment, toys, and concrete. Ms Al Moayyed was the first woman to be elected to the Board of a publicly traded company in Bahrain (Bahrain Maritime and Mercantile International) and Chairwoman and Head of the Audit Committee of Ebdaa Bank, a micro financing non-profit making bank that supports micro projects and enables women to improve their standards of living through self-employment.
Mona Al Moayyed was appointed a Member of the Bahrain Shura Council (the second chamber in the legislative house) by HM King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa in December 2018. She is a Member of the Board of The Child Care Home which provides facilities and amenities necessary for the care of the children of unknown parents, orphans and children of socially disrupted families, and a Member of the International Peace Institute Middle East which is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to managing risk and building resilience to promote peace, security, and sustainable development. She is also a longstanding member of the Board of the Arab International Women’s Forum, which aims to support and enhance the role of women in the social and economic development of their countries and across the Middle East region.
She was the Founding Member of the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society (BBWS) and the Chairwoman for three terms from 2006 – May 2012; Chairwoman of the Migrant Workers Protection Society (MWPS) for three terms from 2005 – June 2011 and currently the society’s Honorary Patron; and Chairwoman of the Al Muntada Society for two terms from 2013 – 2017, a society for promoting liberal thinking, equality and transparency in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She was the first woman to be elected to the Board of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) in 2001, and has won numerous prestigious awards and recognitions, including being named by Forbes as the 8th amongst 100 Most Influential Arab Women in the Middle East.