Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)
Executive Director, Tourism and Real Estate Investment
Jerad has over twenty years of tourism development experience in an array of countries and business environments. He has worked in both developed and emerging markets to enhance the areas of tourism including investment, marketing, sales, legislation and governance, stakeholder relations, and international networks.
Jerad has worked in various positions in the hotel industry including Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Food and Beverage, and Rooms Division Director. Jerad started his career in tourism development organizations at Visit Pittsburgh in 2004. He joined the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing as a divisional director in 2008, where he was responsible for developing the agency’s business tourism strategy. Beginning in 2013, Jerad worked as a strategic consultant for clients such as the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority.
He is currently leading the tourism, leisure, and real estate investment team at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, focused on driving growth of these sectors and attracting investment into the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Jerad 's Sessions
Giuliano Gasparini, Senior Vice-President, Aldar Properties
Gerardo Llanes, Executive Director Destination Management, Miral
Haitham Mattar , CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
Jerad Bachar , Executive Director, Tourism and Real Estate Investment, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)