Manama, Feb. 13 (BNA): The newly elected Bahraini Businesswomen Society (BBS) board of directors approved the final formation of members and committees in its meeting that took place following the final announcement of the results of the elections held on February 8 and 9.
The General Assembly was held in a friendly atmosphere with positive and active participation to elect the Board of Directors for the eleventh session “2021-2023” on Monday at the Society’s premises in Mahooz. The legal quorum of the Society was held under the supervision of the concerned authorities.
The number of ballots cast in the elections was 69 and the number of valid ballots was 68. All Covid 19 health precautionary measures and social distancing based on the directives of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Ministry of Health were fully respected and upheld throughout the general assembly and voting process.
The committee supervising the elections announced the following results: Ahlam Yousuf Janahi, had 57 votes, the highest figure; Fatema AbdulKhaliq AlDilawer 55 votes, Vicky Saad Mouawad 55 votes; Salwa Yousif Al Moayyed 51 votes; Hanan Saeed Madan 48 votes; Hala Ahmed Sulaiman 46 votes; Sameera Abduljabber Al Kooheji 44 votes; Fawzeya Ahmed Al Khaja 43 votes; Nahed Eshaq AbdulRahman Eshaq 40 votes,; Esmahan Hassan Bokhowa 39 votes; Shaikha Fajr bint Ali bin Rashid Al Khalifa 38 votes, and Huda Ezra Nonoo 38 votes.
Further to the tie in the last two votes, the elections’ supervising committee decided to hold by-elections on Tuesday, but Huda Ezra Nonoo decided to step down and settle for a first reserve member for the BBS Board.
However, Shaikha Fajer Al Khalifa later resigned from the board membership and after the acceptance of her resignation by consensus of the board members, Nonoo came on board as the 11th member.
The new board of directors that comprises new members, who represent 70% of the elected board, held its first meeting headed by the oldest member according to the law, and then positions were voted on and distributed amongst the members.
The elections resulted in the following members assuming the following board member positions:
President: Ahlam Yousuf Janahi; First Vice President: Salwa Yousif AlMoayyed; Second Vice President and Head of the Social Committee: Vicky Saad Mouawad ; Board Secretary: Hala Ahmed Sulaiman; Treasurer: Fatema AbdulKhaliq AlDilawer; Vice Board Secretary and Head of the Training and Technology Committee: Sameera Abduljabbar Al Kooheji; Vice Treasurer and Head of the Media and Public Relations Committee: Fawzeya Ahmed Al Khaja, Head of Advisory and International Relations Committee: Huda Ezra Nonoo; Head of the Cultural Committee: Hanan Saeed Madan; Head of Entrepreneurs and Startups Committee: Nahed Eshaq AbdulRahman Eshaq, and Head of the Economic Committee: Esmahan Hassan Bokhowa.
The elections were held under the supervision of the concerned authorities represented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
The elections committee overseeing the elections included BBS society members Maryam Al Amir, Alia Al Amir, Badriya AbdulRahman and Amal Janahi.