Bahwan CyberTek’s (BCT) Chairperson and Founder, Sheikha Hind Bahwan, an Omani entrepreneur and business person received the award of Chevalier de l’odre national de la legion d’honneur from His Excellency Renaud Salins, France’s ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman. The award, conferred upon Sheikha Hind Bahwan by decree of the President of the Republic of France, is the highest decoration granted by the French government. The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 to reward extraordinary accomplishments and outstanding services rendered to France.
Sheikha Hind Bahwan has initiated and is the Chairperson of the Omani French Friendship Association (OFA), a not for profit organization that is focused on deepening bilateral trade, cultural and economic relations between the Sultanate and France.
His Excellency Renaud Salins commented ‘We are delighted to have Sheikha Hind Bahwan’s support and personal commitment to the Omani French Friendship Association (OFA). OFA is creating a valuable platform for French businesses to engage with the various Ministries and form partnerships with the local Oman business community’.
In addition to her capacity as Chairperson of the Omani French Friendship Association Sheikha Hind Bahwan founded and is the Chairperson of global tech ventures – Bahwan CyberTek and dt360 – a 3,000+ member institution with a presence in USA, MEA, India and Far East. In 2017 and 2018 Stanford Management School documented case studies on the evolution of Bahwan CyberTek and dt360. This is the first time a business which originated in Oman has received this coveted recognition.
Sheikha Hind Bahwan is also involved in and has served on the Boards of a variety of public and private organizations. 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 had previously 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 as well as chairing the Oman Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Sheikha Hind Bahwan is a recipient of many honors including 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 Sheikha Hind Bahwan was recognized by Forbes as one of the most powerful Arab businesswomen.
Sheikha Hind Bahwan is a graduate in Computer Science, a Harvard Business School alumna and a Kellogg School of Management Executive Scholar in leadership and management.
About Bahwan CyberTek
Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) was established in 1999 and is a provider of digital transformation solutions across industry domains and has delivered solutions in twenty countries across North America, Middle East, Far East, Africa and Asia. Driving innovation through outcome-based business models, proven and powerful IP solutions, BCT is a trusted partner for over 1000+ customers, including Fortune 500 companies. With strong capabilities in Big Data & Analytics, Mobility, Cloud and UX / UI, BCT has over 2800 associates with technical and domain expertise in delivering solutions to Oil & Gas, Telecom, Power, Government, Banking, Retail and SCM / Logistics verticals. With a focus on joint innovation, BCT has partnered with leading global technology organizations such as Oracle, IBM and TIBCO to deliver differentiated value to customers