Tamkeen Chief Executive Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi received in his office yesterday Mrs Teresa Carlson, Vice President and Head of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services, on the sidelines of her visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain to announce the launch of the first Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure Region in the Middle East.

Dr Janahi praised this key achievement stressing Bahrain’s strategic attraction for leading investment companies, especially in the ICT Sector.

Dr Janahi also emphasized the long cooperation between Tamkeen and AWS, which included a number of joint initiatives, such as the C5 Cloud10 technology accelerator programme, in addition to the launch of a number of professional qualifications specialised in AWS.

“We believe in the importance of the growing role of technology in the different business and economic sectors. Therefore, we are keen to develop the skills of Bahrainis in the field of technology to be able to manage the different businesses using the latest and cost-effective Cloud accelerators. Cloud1o has already demonstrated a proof of concept by bringing entrepreneurs to the region and increasing skills, jobs and investment opportunities in the GCC.

“We are aiming to support offering specialized training in AWS with the introduction of 12 professional qualifications as part of Tamkeen’s professional qualifications scheme,” Dr Janahi added.

Tamkeen supports enterprises from across all economic sectors in their different stages of growth with AWS services as part of its Enterprise Support Scheme.


The names to go with the Photo credits are: From left to right:


Max Peterson, GM EMEA, Worldwide Public Sector, AWS

Andre Pienaar, Founder of C5

Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector, AWS

Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, CEO, Tamkeen

Hadyah Fathalla, Executive Director, C5 Accelerate, Gulf

Eva Dimitriadis, Chief Operating Officer, C5 Accelerate ,

Qusay Al Arayedh, Executive Director for Operations Tamkeen