Chief Executive

H.E Khalid Humaidan

Bahrain EDB

H.E Khalid Humaidan was appointed Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (Bahrain EDB) in 2019. Prior to this he was head of global markets, Middle East and Africa at BNP Paribas, based in Bahrain. Mr Humaidan has more than 20 years’ experience working in capital markets. Since 2014 he has been a board member of the EDB. Mr Humaidan graduated from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Finance. 

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