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Jerad Bachar, CDME

Executive Director - Tourism SectorBahrain Economic Development BoardJerad Bachar, CDME

Jerad Bachar, CDME is the Executive Director - Tourism Sector for the Bahrain Economic Development Board

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is a public agency with overall responsibility for attracting inward investment and economic growth across a variety of key sectors for the Kingdom of Bahrain.  The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalize on Bahrain's competitive advantages, this focus includes the key sector of tourism.  Bahrain is the smallest country in the GCC and is an archipelago of 33 islands, the country’s history dates back to approximately 3,000 BC. 

Jerad started his DMO career at VisitPittsburgh in 2004.  He joined the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing as the Director of the Dubai Convention and Events Bureau 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.