Founder & Chairman
Mr. Akram Miknas, chairman and founder of Promoseven Holdings B.S.C.C. (P7H), is known to be one of the pillars of modern marketing communications in the Middle East. He has just been recognized as No. 3 in the Middle East’s 50 Most Powerful People in Media, Marketing and Advertising.
His involvement in real estate development, especially after the successful completion of the Pearl Towers (Abraj Al Lulu), anchored him as a leading accomplished developer in the Gulf.
In early 2000, he branched into the hospitality business and successfully managed and built several hotels and outlets in Bahrain. His success in this business was crowned by becoming the franchisee of McDonald’s in Lebanon; where he built the business from 7 restaurants to 26 restaurants in 5 years.
Akram Miknas was born in Tripoli, Lebanon on May 29, 1944. He studied at the International College of Beirut and the American University of Beirut majoring in Business Administration. He holds Bahraini, Lebanese and Panama nationalities.
He is an avid collector of antiques and objects d’art. He also has a large fascinating collection of film and photography equipment, musical boxes, automata, clocks and watches that date back to the early mid-19th century.
He has a beautiful collection of twenty-five vintage and heritage cars, some dating as far back as 1924. The cars are all in working order and frequently used, and also go on display at parades and at exhibitions and at the Formula One Pre-event race in the local community.
SOCIAL CLUB MEMBERSHIPS
Euro Media Consultants (EMO-International)
American University of Beirut Alumni Steering and Founding Committee in Bahrain
The appointed Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Panama.
Chairman and co-founder of Advista Arabia
Honorary Ambassador of Brisbane
Board of Governors - Capital Club
Board of Trustees - Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)
Best Citizen Award (1962); from The International College, Beirut
Company Award L’Orient/le Jour Golden Award for creativity in Lebanon (1975)
Golden Mercury International Award for contributing to the growth and development of the advertising industry in Bahrain (1978)
Bahrain Certificate of Merit by the Ministry of Information (1981)
A medallion by Bahrain’s Minister of Information for contributing to public information (1983)
The Star Gazers Award By Middle East Broadcasting Corporation (1996)
Recognition from Ministry of Information at the Music Heritage Festival, Bahrain held in April 2000.
GCCAA medallion of appreciation at the end of tenure as Vice Chairman, GCC Chapter in March 2004
Award of Honor in recognition for his outstanding contribution and support to the Alumni Association of American University of Beirut (2007).
No. 3 on Communicates Power List 2011 (Middle East’s 50 Most Powerful People in media, marketing and advertising.
Patrons of the Arts 2013 at the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
This esteemed award was for his contribution to the arts and culture scene in Dubai.
Arab Ad Man of the Year