Shaikh Hamed Al Khalifa

CEO, GFH Properties

Shaikh Hamed Al Khalifa is the CEO of GFH Properties, the real estate arm of GFH Financial Group. With nearly two decades of experience in urban planning and project development, he is responsible for overseeing the Group’s continued conceptualization and realization of world-class projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain and select regional markets.

Prior to joining the GFH, Shaikh Hamed most recently served as General Director Urban Planning at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, where he led the team and put in place the revised 2016 Masterplan for the Kingdom.

Previously, he was an Investment Manager at Real Estate, Mumtalakat, where among his responsibilities was overseeing the design, development and launch of major commercial projects and also representing the company’s interests in its various real estate portfolios. Other strategic roles in real estate development include Project Manager at the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), where he was in charge of national planning development studies and other key projects undertaken to support the creation of a master plan for the Kingdom.

Shaikh Hamed holds a Master’s in Engineering Management with a concentration in Finance, Economics and Cost Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis Engineering both from The George Washington University.