- Abdulrahman Mohammed Jamsheer
Abdulrahman Mohammed Jamsheer (born
Al Muharraq Governorate, Kingdom of Bahrain, 1944) is a prominent Bahraini businessman and politician.
He worked in Bahrain's Ministry of Agriculture and later the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization. In 1973, he amongst others founded the National Import and Export Company, currently Esterad Investment Company, and was appointed as the General Manager until 1980, and from 1980-Present; Managing Director, member of the Board of Directors and Investment Committee. He is also President of Bahrain's most notable cultural and social organization, the Alumni Club, from 1994 until today. He is one of the most active members of Bahrain's Shura Council, being a member (at that time only an advisory council) from 1996 until 2001. As a selected member of the National Action Charter preparation committee, he was elected as the General Secretary. After the induction of the Kingdom of Bahrain's National Charter in 2001, he was appointed once again to the Upper House of the National Assembly, which has been since then an arm of the legislative branch. In 2002, he founded the National Action Charter Society and remained as President until 2005. Mr Jamsheer was previously the 1st vice-chairman of the Shura Council and now serves as the chairman of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security of the Shura Council in the Kingdom of Bahrain
Mr. Jamsheer is a graduate of Lebanon's prestigious
American University of Beirutwith a Bachelors of Science (B.S.c.) and Engineer Agricole Diploma. He worked in Bahrain's public sector from 1967 upon his graduation and until he joined the UNFAO in 1971. Mr Jamsheer was the founder of National Import and Export Company, a commodities import and export company, until its portfolio was changed in 2000 to a full-fledged investment company traded on the Bahrain Stock Exchange (BSE). Thus, the company is today known as Esterad Investment Company. Mr. Jamsheer was from 1984-1989 a board member of the elected, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).
As an active member of Bahrain's private sector, he is also an active of philanthropic committees and associations, as well as his role in Bahrain's legislative branch.
Mr. Jamsheer is married and has two daughters, born in 1976 and 1980, and one son, born in 1985.
* [http://www.esterad.net Esterad Investment Company]
* [http://www.shura.gov.bh Bahrain's Shura Council]
* [http://www.almeethaq.net National Action Charter Society (Al Meethaq)]
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