His Excellency Mr. Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa

Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority

In 2016, H.E. Shaikh Khalid was appointed by a royal decree as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, a newly established governmental body that aims to enhance the Kingdom tourism sector in accordance with the 2030 economic vision. He is also the Chairman of ‘At Bahrain’, a Destination Management Company.

His Excellency Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa has extensive academic and practical experience. He began his career at the Survey and Land Registration Bureau holding several positions including Head of the Marketing Directorate. He then joined the Ministry of Culture in his capacity as Head of Projects and later on took up the position of Head of Heritage and Archeology. In 2013, he was appointed as the Assistant Undersecretary of Tourism.

Shaikh Khalid received a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Information Technology from Bentley University in Massachusetts, USA. In 2010, he received a Master degree in Real Estate Management from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom.

The efforts exerted by him has today placed the Kingdom Of Bahrain on the world tourism map with the launch of seven international representative offices that include France, UK, China, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and India.

Other initiatives spearheaded by the Sh. Khalid Bin Humood is the introduction of the kingdom’s first ever tourism brand ‘’ Bahrain.. Ours, Yours ‘’ which in its projection positioned the country as a home for all its visitors, another milestone project delivered by Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority CEO was Bahrain events calendrer transforming with it country as a must visit destination for its variety of events throughout the year.

This has in turn reflected positively in the country’s economy by increasing the tourism sector’s contribution to the non-oil GDP 3.5% in 2014 to 6.8% in 2017.