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HE Zayed R. Alzayani

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism

HE Zayed R. Alzayani is the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism since December 2014. In addition, he is also the Minister in charge of Bahrain Bourse. Prior to his ministerial appointment, Alzayani led his family business as the Chairman of Alzayani Investments, Euro Motors, Alzayani Motors, Alzayani Leasing, Alzayani Properties, Alzayani Industries and Orient Motors.

Currently, he is Chairman of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, the SME Development Board, and the Executive Council of the Arab Tourism Organization.

Alzayani also sits on the boards of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and the Supreme Council for Environment.

In addition, he has served as Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), as Board of Director of the Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah), as well as an Independent Director on the board of the Saudi National Insurance Company (SNIC).

Alzayani holds a Masters degree in Finance from Boston University and a Bachelors degree in Business Management from the University of Bahrain.