HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa – Picture by Bahrain News Agency.
July 2020, Kingdom of Bahrain: His Majesty King Hamad II bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain issued Royal Order 24 of 2020, appointing National Security Advisor, Major General HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa as the Secretary General of the Supreme Defence Council (SDC). His Highness is deputised by Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa in the SDC.
HM the King also issued Royal Order 26 of 2020 establishing the Strategic Security Bureau (SSB), affiliated with the Supreme Defence Council. The SSB shall be chaired by Sheikh Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Khalifa.
Born on 8 May 1987 in Riffa, Major General Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa is an Aide-de-Camp to his father, HM The King. He is Commander of the Royal Guard and Chairman of the government’s Supreme Council for Youth and Sports. Additionally he is Chairman of the board of trustees of the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO), through which he is directly involved in charity work with many local and international community projects.
Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad was educated in Bahrain at Ibn Khuldoon National School. Thereafter he attended Sandhurst Military Academy in the United Kingdom, graduating in August 2006.
He is currently serving in the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), and leads the Bahrain National Endurance Team. He has participated in many regional and international endurance races and won many medals. He is also President of the Bahrain OIympic Committee. He is the father of four children, whose mother is a daughter of the Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Emir of Dubai, namely HH Sheikha Shaikha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
For further information
About the appointment: https://www.bna.bh/en/ArchiveDetails.aspx?archiveId=567300
Nasser bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award: http://nbhaward.bh