In 2014, H.E. Mr. Zayed bin Rashid AlZayani was appointedas the Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism. He graduated from the University of Bahrain with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and received his Master's degree in Financial Management from Boston University, Massachusetts. His Excellency also served as the Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit until 2016.
Mr. Zayedalso served as Chairman and CEO of AlZayani Investments Group, AlZayani Motors, AlZayani Leasing, AlZayani Real Estate, Euro Motors, Bahrain Auto Dealers Association, First Motors Managing Director and Board Member of the Boston University Advisory Board.
AlZayani currently heads the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority as well as the Board of Directors of Gulf Air since April 2017. At present, His Excellency is the Board Member of the Economic Development Board, Mumtalakat Holding Company, Gulf Air Academy, Bahrain International Airport. He is also the Chairman of the Council for the Development of SMEs in 2018 and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.