Former BNP Paribhas head Khalid Humaidan is Bahrain EDB CEO

Humaidan will be responsible for investments to boost employment opportunities for Bahrain's private and public sector

Khalid Humaidan joins the Bahrain Economic Development Board as CEO.
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Khalid Humaidan joins the Bahrain Economic Development Board as CEO.

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) has appointed Khalid Humaidan as chief executive officer (CEO), with the appointment set to contribute to the “next phase of the kingdom’s economic growth”.

Starting with immediate effect, Humaidan will be responsible for driving investments to Bahrain to boost employment opportunities for the private and public sector.

Prior to joining the Bahrain Economic Development Board, Humaidan was previously the head of global markets MEA at BNP Paribas and sat on the development board from 2014.

Commenting on his appointment, Humaidan said he aims to forge “even stronger ties” with partners in both in the public and private sectors.

“The EDB’s role in bringing jobs, training, innovation and more to the Kingdom has been a significant factor in firmly establishing Bahrain’s rightful place at an international level,” said Humaidan.

"Bahrain is forging a path to a digital future and now it’s an exciting time join as a chief executive. Having spent more than 20 years working in capital markets, I look forward to contribute to the next phase of the kingdom’s economic growth and forging even stronger ties with our partners in both in the public and private sectors.”

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