Abdulrahim Abdullah Fakhroo
Deputy Chairman, Bahrain SMEs
Engineer Abdulrahim Abdullah Fakhroo is the founding member of his Management Consulting Firm. He is a researcher and practitioner in the field of entrepreneurship and SMEs development for more than twenty years. With an MBA in management, and a BSC in Engineering Management, in addition to his Family-Business background, Engineer Fakhroo enjoys a wealth of experience in the private and public sectors, Foreign Direct Investment as well as an accumulated training best practice in SMES development, vocational and academic higher institutions. He is also well known for introducing entrepreneurship education to tertiary level students in Bahrain since 1996. He has extended his services to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the GCC Union of Entrepreneurs (GCCUE), and the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), SMEs and Industrial Committees, a few to name. He is also one of the Founders of the annual ‘SMEs Day International Conference & Exhibition.’ Since 2010, he is the Vice Chairman of the Bahrain Small and Medium Enterprises Society as well as the Founding Board Member of the Technology Transfer Society, and a Board Member of the Bahrain Management Society. Engineer Fakhroo currently serves as the Corporate and Commercial Development Manager in the Bahrain Polytechnic University, which he joined in 2010 after his previous post as the Head of Economic and Technical Affairs at the Supreme Oil Council of the Government of Bahrain.