Top regional honour for Bahraini businessman
Mar 13, 2018 12:25 PM
MANAMA: A Bahraini businessman has received a top regional honour for his contribution to the marketing and advertising industry. Promoseven Holdings chief executive Akram Miknas was named by UAE-based...
MANAMA: A Bahraini businessman has received a top regional honour for his contribution to the marketing and advertising industry.
Promoseven Holdings chief executive Akram Miknas was named by UAE-based media publication Arabian Marketer as its 2018 ‘Person of the Year’ during an event in Dubai.
“Although I have diversified into numerous other fields in recent years, I will first and foremost always consider myself an ad-man,” said Mr Miknas.
“Thus, recognition from my peers and from influential advertising and marketing publications, like Arabian Marketer, mean a lot to me.”
Mr Miknas is also the chairman of Middle East Communications Network (MCN), which is one of the leading advertising and marketing communications agency networks in the Middle East and North Africa region.
“Behind every individual success story is a world-beating team, and I would not be where I am today without a fantastic army of incredibly talented co-workers and employees, along with many others who have supported me when the going got tough and not to mention the unstinting love and backing of my family.”
Mr Miknas added that the private sector in the Arab world has expanded tremendously in recent years, but there is not enough to offer tangible opportunities for millions of new graduates and school-leavers each year.
“In many communities, lack of opportunities leads to desperation and even radicalisation which in turn undermines our social fabric and holds the Arab world back.
“It sounds trite to say that political instability and the worlds of marketing don’t mix.
“Yet this masks a deeper truth: Unless we work harder to stimulate a flourishing economy and career opportunities for our young people across the entire region, less fortunate corners of the Arab world will never escape this vicious circle of social divisions and economic stagnation.”
Mr Miknas was ranked number three on Communicate’s Power List 2011 – The Middle East’s 50 Most Powerful People in Media, Marketing and Advertising and was recognised as ‘Man of the Year’ 2014 by the prestigious regional publication ArabAd.