Sheikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa
- Adviser for Political and Economic Affairs, Court of the Crown Prince of Bahrain
Bachelor's degree in Economic Theory, American University, Washington DC; postgraduate diploma in Business Studies, London School of Economics. Formerly: before 1999, senior aide to Sheikh Salman; 1999-2005, President, Court of the Crown Prince; 2005-12, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB); concurrently, Chairman, Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain Development Bank. Launched Bahrain's Economic Vision 2030 and National Economic Strategy. Created a labour market reform programme for all Bahrainis and expatriates to compete equally. Undertook education and training reform. Established Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company. Regional policy-maker on political and socio-economic affairs. Since March 2012, Political and Economic Adviser to HRH Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. Leads the strategy and delivery units within the Court of the Crown Prince and is its senior representative domestically and internationally. Board Member: EDB; Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company. Chairman, Tamkeen, Bahrain's Labour Fund. Often interviewed by leading international media outlets.