Selected 2016

Bilal Ballout

  • Current company BMB Group
  • Country United Arab Emirates

About BMB Group

Through its trading and private labeling business, BMB Group cuts costs for superstores, hospitality companies and confection manufacturers in the GCC by providing affordable raw ingredients, manufacturing services, packaging and accessories. Boasting a client roster that includes Emirates Airlines and Carrefour GCC, BMB is the A-to-Z solution for its clients’ every confectionary need. Capitalizing on its existing infrastructure and seeking ownership over its brand messaging, the company recently launched its own line of oriental sweets, Petit Gourmet, with plans to introduce a chocolate brand, code named ZAK, by the end of 2016. Positioned in the US$1.4 billion GCC confection market, BMB employs 1,000 people and has an aggressive product expansion plan that will propel future growth.

About Bilal

Bilal is the founder and co-CEO of Baklawa Made Better (BMB), a state of the art food production facility based out Dubai Investment Park. BMB produces a wide ranging variety of chocolate, Mediterranean sweets and Healthy Snacks. Bilal has extensive experience in production optimization and is a specialist at product innovation. What was once a modest startup back in 2007, the company has grown exponentially to over 1,000 employees and has opened numerous offices across the globe. Bilal’s personal quest is to create a healthy working environment where leaders are developed and nurtured. Bilal earned in MSc in finance and investment at the University of Durham, U.K.

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