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Bassam Al WardiChief Executive Officer and Board Director

Bahrain Duty Free

Bassam Al Wardi became CEO of Bahrain Duty Free in January 2021. Prior to taking up this important role, he held various senior management positions within the company, including Deputy General Manager, followed by General Manager, and onto his current position.

Bassam has extensive experience in leading a large team and spearheading reputed businesses. With an MBA in Business Administration from Hull University in the UK, Bassam has previously been on the Member of Board of Directors at Baytik Industrial Oasis as well as the General Manager at Bahrain International Retail Development. In both roles, he played a key part in helping to successfully reposition and grow the business services that these companies offered.

In the late 1990’s, Bassam embarked on a nine and a half year-journey with Bahrain Duty Free Shops as the Head of HR & Marketing. He has now been a valued member of the Bahrain Duty Free team for over 18 years.