King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Bahrain appoints new oil minister

MANAMA, June 6, 2016 – Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa was appointed as Bahrain’s oil minister in a cabinet shuffle by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Friday.


The member of the ruling family replaced Abdul-Hussain bin Ali Mirza, whose position was changed to minister of water and electricity.

Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa joined the government in 1999 under the Ministry of Finance. In 2005, he was appointed as director of Government Shareholdings. He more recently became CEO of Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Holding Company.

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