Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Bourse in 2014. In this role, he is leading the development and execution of the Bourse’s overall strategy and has directed the creation and implementation of Bahrain Bourse’s business & functional strategies, including restructuring Bahrain Bourse to be in line with the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals, as well as initiating the Bahrain Investment Market, a unique stock market that targets companies in the growth and development stages.

Sh. Khalifa has an extensive experience in business development consultancy & strategy development. He joined Bahrain Bourse in 2010 as Deputy Director for Central Securities Depository (CSD) and Information Technology. In 2013, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer where he played a structural role in development of the Market Rules, implementation of a new trading engine powered by NASDAQ OMX’s X-stream trading platform, and implementation of the Bourse’s 2016-2020 strategy. His previous experience covers the areas of structured products, business development, and strategy development and implementation.

He graduated from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Finance in 2000. He went on to earn an MBA from the CASS Business School – London in 2008.