.H.E. Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa was appointed Minister of Finance and National Economy in December 2018. In September 2022, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company. He is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Oil and Gas Holding Company.
Previously, as Director General of the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister since its establishment in 2013, he closely pursued the implementation of the plans and strategies relating to the initiatives launched by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.
He also served as Secretary for the Coordinating Committee, led by HRH, along with membership of the Ministerial Committee for Financial Affairs & Rationalizing Expenditure, the Fiscal Reform Committee and the Supreme Council for Education and Training.
He was Managing Director of Global Markets for the MENA region at Deutsche Bank AG, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 2008 to 2012, and Principal of “Investcorp” Hedge Fund Specialist Group for Middle East Investors, 2005-2008. He worked at UBS Investment Bank, United Kingdom, from 2000 to 2005, where he became Director of Equity Risk Management Products and member of its UK Investment Committee.
Shaikh Salman holds a Bachelor of Science in Investments and Economics from Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1999.
He was honored by His Majesty the King, who granted him the Bahrain Order (First Class) in 2016.