His Excellency Darwish Al-Mannai is currently serving his 5th term on the Shura Council of the Kingdom of Bahrain, where he serves on the Finance & Economic Affairs and Human Rights committees, and as President of the Research and Studies Committee. In this capacity, he has helped shape and pass many laws and that have allowed for increased investment in Bahrain, along with using his position to advocate for streamlined business practices. His dedication for creating better economic conditions extends beyond his work on the Shura Council, for he recently served as Chairman of the Steering Committee to create Bahrainâ€™s first National Business Agenda (NBA) with the help of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). HE Mr. Al-Mannai was incredibly effective in creating and guiding the committee through the complex NBA creation process, which culminated in the launch of the NBA in January of 2019, the first of its kind in Bahrain.
Prior to his time on the Shura Council, HE Mr. Al-Mannai served in two positions within the Bahraini government, including time as Chief Accountant of the Bahrain Electricity Supply Directorate. After this first stint in government, he entered the private sector as the Director of the Kirkland Whitaker W.L.L. Bahrain office from 1978-1990, while also serving as General Director of Mannai Trading &Investment Co. Ltd, a position he still holds. Along with his Shura Council duties, he is currently the Director of Redmack Industrial Services and Managing Director of Mannai Construction. HE Mr. Al-Mannai has also added to his already wide-ranging experience in the private sector by being a founding member of several successful companies, including Bahrain Islamic Bank and General Trading & Food Processing Co. Bahrain, and serving as the Chairman of the Bahrain Industrial Association.
HE Mr. Al-Mannai received his diploma in Commercial Co-Operative Studies from the Faculty of Commerce in Cairo in 1967. He then traveled to the United Kingdom to receive a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies and a from Newport Mon Mountshire College of Technology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advance Studies in Management from and the University of Salford, from which he received the Alumni Achievement Award in 2015. Recently, HE Mr. Al-Mannai has continued his education, earning three certificates from the Bahrain Institute for Political Development in 2015-2016. HE Mr. Al-Mannai has been a member of the British Institute of Management since 1986.