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Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is an island country in West Asia. It is situated on the Persian Gulf, and comprises a small archipelago made up of 50 natural islands and an additional 33 artificial islands, centered on Bahrain Island which makes up around 83 per cent of the country's landmass.


Our standard dataset contains 426 entities connected with Bahrain. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Bahrain. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 163 entities identified as PEPs connected with Bahrain.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Crown Prince1--
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister2--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Defense Affairs1--
Minister for Information Affairs1--
Minister for Shura Council and House of Representative Affairs1--
Minister of Cabinet Affairs1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Electricity & Water Affairs1--
Minister of Finance & National Economy1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Housing & Urban Planning1--
Minister of Industry & Commerce1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs, & Waqf1--
Minister of Labor1--
Minister of Legal Affairs1--
Minister of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture1--
Minister of Oil & Environment1--
Minister of Social Development1--
Minister of Sustainable Development1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Transportation & Telecommunication1--
Minister of Youth & Sports Affairs1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Council of Representatives--40
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Bahrain to Ireland-1-
ambassador of Bahrain to the Netherlands-1-
ambassador of Bahrain to the United Kingdom-32
ambassador of France to Bahrain-31
Ambassador to the US1--
Bahraini ambassador to the United States--1
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Council of Representatives of Bahrain-3339
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain-21
Minister of Works-21
Member of the Consultative Council of Bahrain-11
Minister of Oil and Gas of Bahrain-11
Prime Minister of Bahrain-11
Consultative Council of Bahrain--1
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure1--
Minister of the Interior of Bahrain--1
monarch of Bahrain--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...