Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The General Poultry Company Board of Directors comprises of a highly dynamic group of business leaders with decades of excellence in a wide range of fields. They inspire, encourage and guide the direction of our company and help deliver on our vision, strategy and values, everyday.


Sami Mohamed Zainal​

Chairman of the Board

Ghassan Qasim Fakhroo

Vice Chairman of the Board

Ahmad Baqer

Board Member

Hasan Nabeel Al-Mahroos

Board Member

Halel Khaled Engineer

Board Member

Sami Mohammed Zainal

Chairman of the Board since 2017 (and Board member since October 2015), Sami has a rich and varied experience of 32 years in the FMCG industry with a focus on marketing and human resource development.

His leadership skills, teamwork spirit and key commercialization measures lead GPC forward towards its vision of being Bahrain’s favorite fresh egg company.

Sami holds a degree in BBA and MBA in Marketing and serves as a director on the board of MAZA, Bahraini National Holding and GCC Arbitration Centre.


Vice Chairman Ghassan Qasim Fakhroo is a businessman with over 30 years of experience in trading business.

He holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bahrain and MBA in finance from University of Bahrain and sits on the board of 7 other leading companies in Bahrain.


Ahmed was appointed to the Board as Director in 2020, and brings with him over 12 years of experience in direct investment and private equity, with a focus on the consumer and agribusiness sectors. Ahmed holds a BA (Hons.) in International Business from North Umbria University, UK and a Postgraduate degree in Business Administration from University of Leicester, UK. Ahmed is part of the team that manages local Investments at Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company and sits on the boards of 3 other companies.


A member of GPC’s board since 2014, Hasan is also part of the Company’s Nomination & Remuneration Committee and previously served as Chairman of its Audit Committee. A senior investment professional with over 15 years of experience in private equity and asset management in regional and global markets, Hasan currently serves as a Principal at Mumtalakat Bahrain covering strategic investments and serves as Director on the boards of 3 other companies in Bahrain and Spain. Hasan holds a B.Sc. degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Bahrain and an Executive MBA from London Business School.

Halel khaled engineer

Director since 2017, Halel is also a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee. A passionate environmental consultant, Halel brings with her 25 years of experience in environmental protection and sustainability. Founder of Environment Arabia Consultancy Services and Reef Arabia, Halel plays a central role in helping clients manage their environmental requirements and develop their internal environmental and sustainability objectives based on national legislation in MENA countries.

Halel holds a BSc (Hons.) from the University of Plymouth in the UK and an MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment & Auditing from the University of East Anglia, UK.