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Our People

Behind Amwaj Islands lies an incredible team of energetic and dedicated people from all over the world, working together tirelessly to realise the vision of a better lifestyle through waterside living in Bahrain. 

With a huge team from its visionary founders, to the architects; developers; managers; builders; security personnel; marketeers, investors and more, we wish to thank the thousands of supportive people who have helped and continue to help us realise the vision of Amwaj Islands. Most of all, we wish to thank our residents for their continued faith in the project and the community spirit that is fostered. Together, we are all making Amwaj Islands the best place to come home to in Bahrain.


With visionary leadership and a steady hand, Amwaj Islands is guided by an impassioned team of recognised industry experts in property and community development.

Saud Kanoo, Chairman
Mr. Kanoo is the Chairman of Ossis Property Developers BSC in Bahrain, one of the leading property development companies in the Gulf region. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo WLL (Property Company), one of the largest independent family owned groups of companies in the Middle East, with diversified interests in shipping, travel, machinery, logistics and insurance among others.

A civil engineer by profession, having graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States, Mr Saud Kanoo also holds an MBA. Mr. Kanoo has 28 years of extensive experience in property development and real estate. He is a member of the Shura Council of Bahrain and sits on many boards representing the group's interests.

Jameel Almatrook, Vice Chairman
Mr. Almatrook holds a Bachelors degree In Civil Engineering from Leeds University in the UK. He is a very successful businessman with more than 30 years in managing various business lines around the globe. He is a member of the team of experts for engineering to the high supreme courts in Bahrain and is part of the Royal Institute of civil engineers (UK), and The Bahrain Society of Engineers.

Ashraf Othman, CEO & Managing Director
A registered member of the Jordan Engineers Association and with professorial work experience spanning more than 14 years in Bahrain, Mr Othman first worked for ‘Grade A Contractor’ in Bahrain for six years, during which he was involved in many major building projects within the country, including banks, roads, bridges and key infrastructure. 

Following this, Mr Othman moved to work with Al Khaleej Development Company "Tameer", to realise the $120m Tala Islands residential project and other office and industrial projects within Amwaj Islands. Following the success of these developments, Mr Othman was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Ossis Property Developers BSC, where he remains today in charge of Amwaj Islands.