The President & Chairman of Al Hawaj Group of companies. Established the Al Hawaj group as the prime player in the field of luxury retail in the Kingdom of Bahrain apart from the strong business interests in the hospitality and electronics sector. Mr. Jawad studied Economics and Political science at the Beirut Arab University in Lebanon and started his career in the early 1960s as a co-founder of the business house AL HAWAJ with his late father. This company was starting point for many family businesses and investments in retail, trade, education, and electronics established by other members of the Alhawaj family. Visionary, Philanthropist, and true statesman, Mr. Jawad holds key positions in various government and non-government organizations.Mr. Alhawaj is an elected member of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1997to 2018 as a Board Member and Second Deputy Chairman. Founder and Chairman of Commercial Sector and Traditional Markets Committee at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).
Awards and recognitions
Receipt of a special award from the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Labor for his outstanding contribution to the Bahrain Economy and his valuable contribution to the private sector at the Ministry of Labor’s 31st Annual Honoring Ceremony for Excellence in Private & Public sectors held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Recipient of “Chevalier - Ordre national de la Legion d'honneur” (National Order of The Legion of Honor) award which is the highest French honor for civil merits from the French Government.