Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa
Al Khalifa Family Profile
Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa is a Bahraini royal and deputy prime minister of Bahrain. Prince Khalid began his illustrious career by working as a roads engineer in the directorate of works back in 1966. After several years of working in this department he became the director of public works in 1971, and went on to serve as the minister of housing from 1975 to 1995. Prince Khalid had the honour of being the first to hold the title “housing minister” for Bahrain.
Prince Khalid founded the Bahrain Housing Bank in 1979, and managed it until 2002, when he stepped down. In addition, he was the chairman of the central municipal council from 1987 to 1995. He was named minister of housing, municipalities and environment in 1995 and in office until 2001. In 2001, Khalifa was appointed minister of housing and agriculture and served in the post until 2002.
He was appointed deputy prime minister for Islamic affairs in November 2010. He is also the CEO of Bahrain Olympic Committee and board chairman of Mumtalakat Holding Company. Mumtalakat is a sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom, and invests in private equity, bonds, stocks, and equities – primarily investing in non-oil and gas related assets.