Hind Bahwan

Founder & Chairperson,

Bahwan CyberTek Group

Ms. Bahwan is the Founder and Chairperson of Bahwan CyberTek Group which is focused on IT, logistics and engineering projects.

She is also the Chairman of HBTI DMCC – an independent, privately-owned commodity trading company trading crude oil and oil products, with a comprehensive network of logistics, freight and storage facilities. She is also the Founder and Chairperson of Bahwan Lifestyle, a brand which focuses on developing a portfolio of innovative luxury products for discerning consumers.

Ms. Hind Bahwan is involved in and has served on the Boards of a variety of public and private organizations. She is on the Board of the Harvard Business School Middle East and North Africa Board (MENAAB) which helps in incorporating a global perspective into the School’s work and curriculum. She is a Member of the Middle Centre Advisory Board of the London School of Economics, a Member of the Middle East Advisory Board of Coutts & Co., and a Board Member of the Family Business Network (FBN) for GCC. She is also the Chairman of the Omani French Friendship Association.

She had served as a Member on the Middle East Advisory Board of the Deutsche Bank and on the board of Oman’s Public Authority for Social Insurance. She had previously chaired the Oman Chapter of Young President’s Organization (YPO).

Ms. Bahwan is a recipient of many honors including the Legion Of Honor Award From France’s Ambassador to the Sultanate Of Oman in 2019, Ernst & Young’s ‘Oman’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2000’, Arabian Business ‘e-Achiever of the Year’ award from H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rasheed in 2001, ‘IT Women of the Year 2002’ award by UNDP, ‘Global Leaders for Tomorrow’ award by the World Economic Forum in 2003, ‘Global Young Leader’ by the World Economic Forum in 2007 and ‘Woman of Power Award’ by Asian Business Leadership Forum in 2011.

Most recently, in 2017, BCT, under the leadership of Ms. Bahwan, was featured as a Stanford case study titled “The evolution of Bahwan CyberTek and its journey beyond 2017”. This makes BCT one of the elite organizations around the world that have had the honour of becoming a Stanford Case Study. A second case study was written by Stanford University on BCT titled “Bahwan CyberTek in 2018 – Developing dt360”. Both these case studies have now been published by “Harvard Business Review Publications” - a coveted distinction to be recognized by the two best Management Schools of the world

Ms. Hind Bahwan has been featured on the 100 Power Businesswomen in The Middle East, published by Forbes Middle East over multiple years.

Ms Bahwan is a graduate in Computer Science, a Harvard Business School alumna and a Kellogg School of Management Executive Scholar in leadership and management.