Khalid Abdul Rahim
|Dr.Khalid Mohammed Abdulrahim
خالد محمد عبد الرحيم 
|Born||7 January 1962|
|Residence||Kingdom of Bahrain|
|Alma mater||Glasgow Caledonian University (MSc Construction Management) UK, University of Austin. Texas|
KAR Group of Companies,
Cebarco Bahrain SPC
|Children||Nouf Abdul Rahim, Mohammed Abdul Rahim, Dalal Abdul Rahim|
Dr. Khalid Mohammed Abdulrahim ( Arabic :' خالد محمد عبد الرحيم' ) is a Bahraini business magnate and construction tycoon is the founder and chairman of KAR group of companies. The focal point of this business group is Cebarco Bahrain, a leading building construction and civil engineering company. Under Khalid's vision, personal drive and guidance, the Cebarco flagship has completed many landmark projects of varying size and complexity; notably, The Bahrain International Circuit, Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Circuit, Bahrain City Centre, the Sheikh Isa bin Salman Library and Conference Centre, Citibank Headquarters, King Hamad Highway, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce, to name but a few among them.
Khalid Abdulrahim was born in Manama in 1962. In 1979, he travelled to the US to attend St Edwards University in Austin at Texas. After obtaining his degree Abdulrahim joined his family business and in 1986. The expertise he accrued by helping his father running the family business provided him with the unique insight into the complexities of handling a business in the Middle Eastern environment. It was not long before he started his own civil engineering company "Cebarco Bahrain SPC" and excel in the field of real estate development.
Khalid's uncanny capability of realising the market demand and trends led him to undertake further studies at the Glasgow Caledonian University while being busy with one of the most challenging construction projects in Bahrain - the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit which had to be completed in 16 months from a standing start. It was completed on time and this achievement helped to establish him as a major player in the construction industry in the Middle East.
Khalid Abdulrahim is awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering by Glasgow Caledonian University in recognition of his outstanding achievement, contribution and extensive experience within the construction industry in Bahrain and internationally.
In 2008, Khalid Rahim was nominated among the finalists for the Middle East Entrepreneur of the year award. In 2010 Khalid Rahim was invited to the House of Lords in the UK by Lord Gus McDonald to congratulate Rahim on the award of the Alumni Achievers award from Glasgow Caledonian University where he also acts as Chancellor. Khalid Rahim jointly received the 'International Achievement Award' at Industry Excellence Awards Ceremony (MCIEA)2004, held in Kuala Lumpur, along with Chua Siow Leng of WCT Engineering Berhad for the successful completion of the Bahrain International Circuit ahead of the time schedule.
Abdulrahim is also well known in the region as a passionate collector and investor in high performance cars. The high-performance automobile collection is extremely rare and includes limited editions, cars once owned by the great racing legends and the last production models of certain marques. One among them is a 1964 E-Type Jaguar once owned by Phil Hill, the first American racing driver to win the Formula One championship in 1961. He owns:
-Ferrari: 250 GTO, 288 GTO, 599 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo
-Porsche: 1972 RS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT, GT3 RS 4.0
-Lamborghini: Miura, LP670-4 SV, Reventon,
-Mercedes: SLR Mansory Renovation, 300SL Gullwing, CLK GTR
-Bugatti: Veyron Fbg Hermes
-Saleen: S7 TwinTurbo
-AC: Cobra 427
-Aston Martin: DB5
-McLaren: F1, P1
And some more common cars, including a Tesla Roadster, a Maserati Granturismo, a Rolls Royce Ghost, a Maybach 57 and a Nissan GTR.
The car collection also includes a Lamborghini Reventón, the first of 20 units ever sold.
- Arabian Knight - Volume 10 ( issue 5)
- Bahrain Clientele - January 2009 issue.
- Bahrain This Month - November 2008 issue.