Born in Cairo, Egypt, Mr Middleton is an Economics graduate of the University of Manchester.

After joining British Airways as a graduate trainee in 1969 and working in operations and marketing positions in India, Canada, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, USA, Kenya, Zambia and Seychelles, Mr Middleton arrived in Bahrain in 1975.

In 1978 he co-launched Al Hilal Group, which today is one of the region’s leading publishing Companies with a portfolio of publications including daily and weekly newspapers and trade publications covering construction, interiors, oil and gas, industry and travel.

Through its subsidiary HCE, Al Hilal also stages a number of exhibitions and is a major Dell computer reseller in the region.

Ronnie Middleton is also Managing Director of the North Star Technology Group - a company with interests in Print Media, Executive Recruitment, Telecommunications and a Real Estate Agency.


Al Hilal Group


Managing Director