Mohammed Bahwan was born in Muscat, Oman, Oman. Mohammed Bahwan's late father Saud and uncle Suhail became Toyota's distributor in Oman in 1975. The brothers split in 2002, with Saud keeping the dealership. He built it into a market leader, earning recognition from Japan's Emperor, who awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun. In 2008, Saud passed away, and his son Mohammed inherited the business, Saud Bahwan Group, which also has Lexus, Ford and Kia dealerships, sells industrial equipment and owns real estate.