Abdulla Ahmed Nass
Company: Nass Group
Biography: Abdulla Nass is one of Bahrain’s most prominent industrialists, the founder of civil construction group Nass, which has diversified into a broad range of activities that include pipeline construction and specialist shipyard services.
He founded his business after returning to Bahrain in 1963 from Saudi Arabia, where he had spent 10 years as a contractor. The lack of specialist subcontractors and suppliers in Bahrain led Nass to set up his own network of companies, which have dominated the sector in the kingdom since the 1970s. Specialist companies dealing with shipping, food import, fertilisers and offshore rig services followed.
Having monopolised much of the market at home, the Nass Group has been slow to expand beyond Bahrain. Yet Nass’s ability to tie the most remote industries back into its underlying construction business has given it a broad business base, which has buoyed it during the financial downturn.
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