Prominent Bahraini businesswoman wins ILO post in election
TDT | Manama
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Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) board member Sonya Janahi has been elected unopposed as International Labour Organisation (ILO) alternate member to represent West Asian Business Group for a three-year term (2021-2024).
She won the majority of votes of the ILO member states which took part in the election process during the coordination meeting of Arab business owners in West Asian countries, which was held yesterday.
Janahi thus becomes the first Arab businesswoman to feature in the ILO board, reflecting Bahraini women’s strides as well as regional and international standing.
It is also a tribute to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and Supreme Council for Women (SCW) President, for their support.
In a statement, Janahi extended thanks to the SCW, hailing Bahraini women’ local, regional and international standing. She praised the pivotal role played by HRH Princess Sabeeka to empower Bahraini women across all sectors and allow them to benefit from the national economic strides.
She also commended the BCCI board for supporting her to win the ILO board membership which, she said, reflects Bahrainis’ determination and potential to hold international leadership positions. BCCI also congratulated Janahi on this international achievement, praising Bahraini women’s string of successes.
Holder of a master’s degree in strategic marketing from the University of Hull, the United Kingdom, Janahi is ranked among the prominent influential personalities in the Arab and international arenas.