Zayed R. Alzayani – Keynote Speaker

A Distinguished Bahraini Leader

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Specialist Subjects

  • Entrepreneurship
  • SMEs
  • Strategy
  • Restructuring and turn into successful operations
  • Future Thinking
  • Tourism and Commerce


  • Arabic
  • English


Zayed R. Alzayani is a prominent figure in the Kingdom of Bahrain, recognized for his exceptional leadership, strategic acumen, and unwavering commitment to excellence. His multifaceted career spans both private enterprise and public service, where he has made significant contributions to the economic and social development of his nation.

Mr. Alzayani holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Bahrain and a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Finance from Boston University. Family Business Leader: As a key figure in the Alzayani family business, he has steered its diverse portfolio across various sectors to success, solidifying the family’s presence in the region.

Mr. Alzayani’s extensive experience includes serving as Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism, and Minister in Charge of Bahrain Bourse. Shaping Bahrain’s Development: He has played a pivotal role in shaping Bahrain’s economic development through leadership positions in organizations like:

– Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority: Promoting tourism and fostering international connections.

– SMEs Development Board: Empowering small and medium enterprises, the backbone of the economy.

– Gulf Air Board: Steering the national airline towards growth and global competitiveness.

– Economic Development Board: Attracting foreign investment and creating job opportunities.

– Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company: Overseeing strategic investments for the Kingdom’s prosperity.

– Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC): Leading a world-class motorsport venue that attracts international attention and contributes to economic diversification and tourism.

Mr. Alzayani actively participates in esteemed organizations like the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS),Young Arab Leaders (YAL), and the Family Business Network (FBN). His contributions have been duly recognized with decorations such as the Bahrain 1st Degree, Arab Tourism 1st Degree, Prince Salman bin Hamad Medical Merit, and the Order of the Star of Italy.

Mr. Alzayani is fluent in Arabic and English, with conversational proficiency in French and Spanish,allowing him to effectively communicate across diverse cultural contexts.

Zayed R. Alzayani’s remarkable career exemplifies dedication to progress and a passion for excellence. His leadership, strategic vision, and commitment to public service have significantly impacted the economic and social fabric of Bahrain, solidifying his position as a distinguished leader in the region.

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