||HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa
Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, Kingdom of Bahrain
Prior to assuming the duties of Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa was Vice Chairman of Bahrain Centre for Studies and Research from 1992 to 1995, Undersecretary of Defence at the Ministry of Defence from 1995 to 1999, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BCSR from 1995 to 1999.
He was sworn in as Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain on March 9, 1999. HRH Prince Salman assumed the post of Commander-In-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force on March 22, 1999 till January 6, 2008.
On February 24, 2001, HRH Prince Salman was appointed as Chairman of the Committee for Implementation of the National Charter. The Charter was approved by over 98 per cent in a referendum held in February 2001 and provided a comprehensive blueprint for Bahrain’s future development based on transparency, cooperation and popular participation. The Committee proposed a number of laws to implement the National Charter including laws on government procurements and press freedom.