✦ 20 years in Bahrain’s financial services industry – capital markets and investment.
✦ Driving foreign investment into Bahrain by promoting the Kingdom as a regional business hub.
✦ Chairman of Bahrain FinTech Bay and board member of Mumtalakat sovereign wealth fund.

Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, with overall responsibility for setting strategic direction as the agency works to support the Kingdom’s diversification across industries ranging from FinTech to manufacturing and healthcare with a focus on business development and strategic planning.

More than 20 years of experience in financial analysis and leadership roles in Bahrain’s fast-growing financial services industry, with an enthusiasm for the next phase of the Kingdom’s economic growth and building strategic partnerships between the public and private sectors.

Served on the EDB board since 2014 and board of Mumtalakat, the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund since 2014, and recently appointed Chairman of Bahrain FinTech Bay.
A mentor to young Bahrainis and a strong advocate for digital skills training that prepares the youth for the jobs of tomorrow.

✦ EDB sectors covered: financial services; manufacturing; transport and logistics; healthcare; ICT and cloud; startups; FinTech; tourism; real estate; education.

✦ Get in touch: startup entrepreneurs; business owners; investors; investment opportunities; greenfield investments; FDI.


About Bahrain Economic Development Board:

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with overall responsibility for attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate.

The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths, and to identify where opportunities exist for further economic growth through investment.

The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalize on Bahrain's competitive advantages. These sectors include financial services, manufacturing, ICT, tourism, logistics and transport.

Since 2016, the number of investors supported per year and the value of the direct investment attracted have increased four-fold. Adopting a 'Team Bahrain' approach, numerous regulatory changes have been introduced to ensure that Bahrain is truly competitive.


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