Saud Bahwan, Chairman of Saud Bahwan Group which is the official dealer of Toyota; Ford; MAN; and much more in the gulf, has died today.
The cause of the death is yet to be revealed. All I know so far is that he went for treatment at Paris and died there. Since the news of his death is not yet published in the local newspapers, not much is known about it.
This news was obtained from a very reliable source and you can rest assure that it is true.
Here is a brief of Mr. Saud Bahwan's life taken from his official website. I will leave you to that.
Sheikh Saud Salim Bahwan, a unique personality, is the epitome of courage and determination. A self-made man who began his career at the age of nine, using a wooden Dhow to transport his trading goods to far-off places. Battling the oceans and surviving unimaginable hardships, he built up a reputation for himself as a man with an uncanny sense for trade.
He entered the Corporate world just over 30 years ago and it wasn't long before he dominated it with his dynamism and business acumen. His magic touch led to success stories over and over again in virtually every sphere of activity, making his group of companies one of the largest and the most successful in Oman.
Mr. Saud Bahwan as a young boy when
he had just begun his trading activities
With annual sales of over 3 Billion US Dollars and employing 9400 professionals, he has set new standards in Management excellence.
Behind this dynamic businessman is a philanthropist, who cares deeply for the less fortunate in society; and one who has made contributions to innumerable social causes and projects.
Nothing short of perfection will do for Sheikh Saud Salim Bahwan, who works 16 hours a day. He says, "Leadership can be attained only through a deep conviction and a passion for excellence."
He was a good man. May he rest in peace.