His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa – the Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain – has been the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Isa Award for Service to Humanity ever since the award was instituted in 2009. He began his public service as a magistrate in 1961, and later in 1970, he was part of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission where he was involved in negotiations (with the United Kingdom and Iran) that led to Bahrain’s independence. He is a member of the Supreme Defence Council since 1973, and also served as the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1971 to 2005. During his tenure as Minister, he was involved in negotiations for resolving the boundary and maritime disputes between Bahrain and Qatar. The International Court of Justice ruled the judgment in favour of Bahrain. His Highness Shaikh Mohammed is married with four children.