H.E. Ambassador Naser M. Y. Al Belooshi
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the U.S.
In August 2005, Dr. Naser M. Y. Al Belooshi was appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States by His Majesty the King of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa.
In June 2008, Dr. Naser Al Belooshi completed his service as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States and is now serving as Ambassador to France.
Born in Bahrain on October 4, 1953, Ambassador Al Belooshi received his Ph.D. in Economics with honors and Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Paris, in addition to a diploma in Economic Planning from the International Institute of Public Administration (IIAP), Paris, France.
His career has included positions as Executive Director, Management Services, at the Bahrain Monetary Agency (the Central Bank of the Kingdom of Bahrain), from 1992 until his current appointment. From 1995 -2001, he also served as an Executive Director of the Arab Monetary Fund, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. From 1987-1992, he served as Director of Economic Research at the Bahrain Center for Studies and Research.
Ambassador Al Belooshi also served as Director of Research and External Examiner for Master Degree students in economics and lectured at various universities and colleges including the University of Maryland, European Division. He has also written various articles and research work related to economic development.
His distinguished awards include: the Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa Medal from His Majesty - The King Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the King of Bahrain; the Officier de La Legion D'Honneur Medal from Mr. Jacques Chirac, the President of the Republic of France.
Previously as Economic Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States, Ambassador Al Belooshi has been active in providing testimonies and speeches regarding the merits of the Free Trade Agreement before United States government agencies, academic institutions and trade organizations. Recently Dr. Belooshi was a speaker at the Sixth Annual Monterey Congressional Forum on Trade Policy in Monterey, California and provided a testimony before the International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington DC.
Ambassador Al Belooshi is accompanied by his wife, Sharifa Benammour in Washington DC and their teenage son, Marwan, and teenage daughters, Leena, and Noor.