|House Al Khalifa|
Name Salman Hamad
|Religion Sunni Islam|
Role Crown Prince of Bahrain
|Born 21 October 1969 (age 53) Riffa, Bahrain (1969-10-21) |
Issue IsaMohammedFatimaAl Joud
Father Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Mother Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa
Spouse Hala bint D\'aij Al Khalifa
Education Bahrain School, American University, University of Cambridge
Children Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa
Parents Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Grandparents Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Hessa bint Salman Al Khalifa
Similar People Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Abdullah bin Hamad bin Isa Al, Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Deputy King, Crown Prince of Bahrain http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/752345 (Arabic: سلمان بن حمد آل خليفة, born 21 October 1969) is the heir apparent and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is also the deputy Supreme Commander of the Bahrain Defense Force.
Early life and education
His Royal Highness Prince Salman is the eldest son of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain and his first wife, Her Royal Highness Princess Sabika bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman completed his high school education at Bahrain School, and then went on to earn a BA degree in Political Science from the American University in Washington D.C. (1992), followed by a MPhil degree in History and philosophy of science from the Queens' College, University of Cambridge, England (1994).
His Royal Highness Prince Salman established the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Programme in 1999 to guide Bahrain’s young people into the 21st century. Under the programme, the most able high school students from Bahrain are awarded scholarships to continue their higher education overseas, and return to productively contribute to the development of Bahrain. More than 140 students from across Bahrain's society have been awarded the scholarship, and have had the opportunity to study abroad - including the UK, US and France
Prior to assuming the duties of crown prince, His Royal Highness Prince Salman was vice-chairman of the Bahrain Centre for Studies and Research (BCSR) (1992–1995), undersecretary of defence at the Ministry of Defence (1995–1999), and chairman of the board of trustees of the BCSR (1995–1999).
His Royal Highness Prince Salman was sworn in as Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain on 9 March 1999 and held the post of commander-in-chief of the Bahrain Defence Force from 22 March 1999 to 6 January 2008.
On 24 February 2001, His Royal Highness Prince Salman was appointed as chairman of the committee for the implementation of the National Action Charter. The Charter was approved by over 98% in a referendum held in February 2001 and provided a comprehensive blueprint for Bahrain’s future development based on transparency, cooperation and popular participation. The committee proposed a number of laws to implement the National Charter, including laws on government procurements and freedom of the press.
On 3 March 2002, His Royal Highness Prince Salman was appointed chairman of the Economic Development Board, which is responsible for formulating and overseeing the Bahrain’s economic development strategy, and aims to attract foreign direct investment into Bahrain. His Royal Highness Prince Salman also chairs the following committees:
On 6 January 2008, His Majesty king Hamad, issued a royal decree appointing His Royal Highness Prince Salman Salman as deputy supreme commander of the Bahrain defence force to oversee the management and implementation of public policy as well as military, administrative, economic and financial plans of the Bahrain defence force and the national guard.
In March 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Salman was appointed by His Majesty the King as First Deputy Prime Minister, charged with overseeing the on-going development of executive agencies and government institutions in the Kingdom.
Marriage and children
Prince Salman is married to Sheikha Hala bint D'aij Al Khalifa, who is the youngest daughter of Sheikh Duaij bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the assistant undersecretary of the ministry of finance and national economy. Hala is honorary president of the information centre for women and children, and chair of the Bahrain society for mental retardation. They have two sons and two daughters:
Titles and styles
His Royal Highness Prince Prince Salman was appointed as Heir Apparent and invested with the title of Crown Prince of Bahrain (with the style of "His Highness"), at the Rifa’a Palace, on 9 March 1999. He was raised to the personal title of Prince, with the style of "His Royal Highness", on 21 October 2009.
Honours and awards
His Royal Highness Prince Salman has been awarded a number of honours, these include: