Prior to his appointment as Minister of State for Communications Affairs in December 2012, His Excellency Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa served as President of the Information Affairs Authority.
He also previously headed the General Organization for Youth and Sports, serving as its President from 2000 until 2010. A graduate of military studies at the Royal College (Sandhurst) in the United Kingdom, H.E. Sheikh Fawaz also holds an MA in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a BA in law of sociology from the American University in Washington DC.
His Excellency’s exemplary service has been recognized on a number of occasions, having been awarded certificates and medals both locally and internationally.
Chief among them is the Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa Medal of the first degree awarded by His Majesty the King in 2000 and considered the highest honor awarded in the Kingdom and the Bahrain Medal of the first degree in 2004, also awarded by His Majesty the King on the occasion of the opening of the Bahrain International Circuit.