Sh. Hesham Mohamed Al-Khalifa holds over 26 years of experience where he began his career at the Ministry of Development & Industry and Ministry of Oil and Industry as Director. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the development of numerous economic and social strategies and programs, namely the development and institutionalization of Bahrain-Arab Model for Enterprise Development & Investment Promotion in coordination with Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) and The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Unido) in addition to BDB’s Rowad Program & Model the development of Bahrain Business Incubator, Riyadat (Women Incubator Center), (the first ICT Incubator in Bahrain), the first Farmers Market in Bahrain and most recently the Rowad Program & Model. He also actively contributes to the economic development in areas promoting entrepreneurship and development.

Sh. Hesham M. Al-Khalifa continues to develop and support economic and social initiatives especially in his current role as Managing Director of Bahrain Business Incubator Centers a subsidiary company of Bahrain Development Bank which owns the incubator centers BBIC, Riyadat,, and the retail space Sitra Mall.  He is actively involved in the development of an entrepreneurial, innovative, and enterprising society in Bahrain through a variety of programs, services, and support offered at the incubator centers. Sh. Hesham M. Al-Khalifa’s experience extends further where he chairs the committee of MENAInc (regional business incubator network), is a board member of AIESEC Bahrain, and board member of KPMG Entrepreneurship Club Bahrain.

Sh. Hesham M. Al-Khalifa, holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics, from the American University.


Bahrain Business Incubator Company (BBIC) - BDB


Chairman and Managing Director