Manama, December 17th: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) has announced the appointment of Mr. Iain Lindsay as an advisor to the Board. 

Mr. Lindsay brings a wealth of experience, having worked as a British diplomat for 40 years, with experience in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, serving most recently as the British Ambassador to Bahrain from 2011 to 2015 and to Hungary from 2016 until 2020. Prior to that he was Deputy Head of Mission and Director, Trade and Investment at the British Consulate General in Hong Kong from 2007 to 2011. He has spent much of his career in Asia Pacific, serving also in Tokyo (twice) and Canberra. He was also Deputy Head of Mission in Bucharest from 2003 to 2007, helping with Romania’s accession to NATO and the EU. 

It is this experience along with a strong international network and a focus on investment and trade which uniquely positions him to support the EDB with its main mandate of attracting direct investment to the Kingdom in order to contribute to the creation of jobs and reaching out to international investors from key target markets the EDB has identified, and in which he has worked previously.

The EDB focuses on several key sectors which offer strong competitive advantages to both local and international investors. These sectors support non-oil growth and help further diversify the local economy. Mr. Lindsay brings a unique value to the EDB Board.

For more information, please contact:

Communications and Media Department

Economic Development Board

Phone: +973-17-589966


About Bahrain Economic Development Board

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with overall responsibility for attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate.

The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors, in order to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths, and to identify where opportunities exist for further economic growth through investment.

The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalise on Bahrain’s competitive advantages and provide significant investment opportunities. These sectors include financial services, manufacturing, ICT, tourism, logistics and transport.

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