Jerad Bachar

Executive Director - Tourism Sector, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)

Jerad Bachar

Jerad has over 12 years of destination marketing experience and 13 years of hotel and convention centre experience, and has worked in an array of countries and business environments. He has worked in both developed and emerging markets to enhance the areas of tourism including marketing, sales, legislation and governance, stakeholder relations, and international networks.

Jerad started his career in tourism agencies at VisitPittsburgh in 2004. He joined the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing as a divisional director in 2008.

In 2013, Jerad launched Nasaafir where he worked as a strategic consultant for clients such as the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority.

He is currently leading the Tourism and Leisure sector team at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, to drive further growth to the sector and attract investments to the Kingdom.

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Focus on the Future - Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)

In the lead up to the 2018 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), we asked a number of industry partners what their focus for the future is. The major driver of innovation that everyone is discussing in the region is, of course, the creation of a sustainable post-oil future, as economic diversification creates exciting opportunities for international investors across sectors, including tourism and hospitality.