Yousif Murad is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bader
Models which, since its formation in 1997 in the Kingdom of
Bahrain, has become recognized amongst the elite of model makers
worldwide. Many people know him for his famous aircraft models
that experts refer to as the “Rolls Royce of all models.”
world-renowned name has become associated with quality and outstanding
detail. All aviation enthusiasts and model makers worldwide
know him or have at least heard of him. His personality rewarded
him our respect.
Murad insists on the most accurate detailing and highest quality
finishing. As a result, he soon witnessed interest not just
from model collectors but also from individuals seeking personalized
replicas of their own private planes. Bader frequently gets
enquiries from international elite circles and has handled orders
from many members of the Gulf ruling families, other international
royalty, and top international entertainers.
the past three years Bader has gone beyond his skill and passion
of aircraft models. He has developed his expertise to introduce
top quality handmade architectural models. His works are on
display throughout the world.
investment banks find that his models are an excellent way to
convince their clients to buy their property investments. The
Bader Models workshop currently includes 40 employees - each
specialized in model making.
success in model making also stems from his knowledge of the
business. “You have to not only have the ideas, but also
be able to execute them. Successful business people are tenacious;
obstacles are temporary barriers to work around,” says
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what are the key ingredients that make Bader Murad so successful
in his business? Bader explains that there are six elements
that are key to being successful: being fully committed, having
the desire coupled with the drive, having strong discipline
and determination, and having a good knowledge of the business.
dream began one day when a neighbor gave the little boy Bader
a toy aircraft model. His fascination with it resulted in his
becoming an avid collector thus opening a door to a future career
and unique fame.
graduating from college he started selling aircraft models from
his bedroom through his website badermodels.com with a capital
of $50,000. Currently, Mr. Murad is building his main office
in the newly developed Bahrain International Investment Park
at a cost of $1.5 million.
recently opened his fifth international office in Doha after
Chicago and Jeddah with future offices opening at two prime
locations in Abu Dhabi, London and Los Angeles later on this
year. Today, his company is worth over $20 million. Bader is
the classic example of a true entrepreneur.
Bader Murad entered
the Guinness Book of World Records in the year 2000 for his
extensive aircraft models collection. And recently, education
publisher Pearson in England featured his success story in its
series of learning books published for worldwide distribution
and target young readers who hope to one day follow in Bader’s
During his spare
time, Bader enjoys going to his stable checking on his horses
and riding them. He likes collecting antique cars from the 30s
and 40s, too. However, his main hobby is still collecting aircraft
models. His favorite vacation spot is his private cottage on
the mountains somewhere in Europe. He uses it for his comfort
and relaxation during his private holiday time when he spends
several weeks up there during summer and winter for hiking and
Murad, able to make his dream become a reality, has built a perfect