Semreen Ahmed – In Her Shoes


Semreen Ahmed is the Marketing Manager of Bentley & Lamborghini Bahrain at Behbehani Brothers W.L.L. This month, we live life in the fast lane with her, and take a walk in her shoes!

What is one of the most memorable experiences that you have ever had?
Watching the sunrise from the highest peak of Europe, Mount Elbrus. As we ascended throughout the night in extreme cold, the first rays of the sun felt like a divine blessing. And when I looked up, I was awe-struck by the breathtaking pyramid formed by the peak’s reflection on the surrounding mountains. That singular moment made the entire journey worth every ounce of effort.

What’s your dream car?
In the past my dream car had been the Lamborghini Countach – a true classic and a masterpiece. At present, I’d say the Bentley Continental GT (W12) because it’s the last of the Grand Tourer’s with the legendary Bentley engines and the Lamborghini Revuelto since it’s the first HPEV starting a new era for the brand, however, still sticking to the Lamborghini DNA.

On vacation, do you prefer an itinerary that’s quite relaxing or full of adventure?
My life in Bahrain is quite relaxing so as someone who thrives on adventure, I definitely prefer an itinerary that’s full of adventure when planning a vacation. The thrill of exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations and conquering mountains in different countries drives me.

The best advice you have ever received is:
“You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.”

When in need of comfort food do you opt for fine dining or fast food?
I don’t consider myself a foodie, so I usually don’t opt for fine dining or fast food. Instead, I gravitate towards simple, clean, and nourishing options. This could mean enjoying a wholesome, home-cooked meal or discovering a local eatery that serves simple, satisfying dishes. But honestly, I’m quite adaptable when it comes to food – I can eat straight out of a tuna can and be perfectly content (a skill that has certainly come in handy during my mountain adventures).

Which is worse: Thursday night traffic or Sunday morning traffic?
I’d say both can be equally challenging, but if I had to choose, I’d lean towards Sunday morning being worse since I have no choice but to navigate through the traffic, which can be quite a hassle.

Your best professional practice is:
Consistently upholding the highest standards of integrity and excellence. This involves conducting business with honesty, transparency and a commitment to delivering exceptional service to our esteemed clientele. It’s imperative to maintain strong work ethics and cultivate meaningful relationships with both our customers and partners.