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Hadi al-Bahra (born in Damascus on Feb 13 1959)[1] is a member of the Syrian opposition movement who was the President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces from 9 July 2014[2] until 4 January 2015.[3] Al Bahra holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State University in the United States. He held the position of Executive Director of Erfan and Bagedo general hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in the period 1983–1987. In the period from 1987 until 2003, became CEO of Horizon of Commercial development Co, then general manager of Horizon International Exhibitions for the period 2004–2005, a company operating in the free zone in Damascus, Syria and then the CEO of Techno Media from 2005 until 2011. Bahra has extensive experience in communications systems, information technology, interactive display systems, and the organization of conferences and events. He has employed his expertise in communications to serve the Syrian revolution since it erupted, where he contributed to the establishment of support groups to coordinate communication between the Syrian activist and the regional and international media, he worked with the opposition inside Syria, contributing to the media, relief activities and the political side of the revolution.[4] Bahra joined the SOC in the recent expansion that took place on 31 May 2013. He was then elected to be the general secretory of the political committee. The coalition chose him to be the chief negotiator of its delegation to the Geneva II Conference on Syria. al-Bahra was elected as president in Istanbul, Turkey[4] on 9 July 2014, with 62 votes, defeating his nearest rival Mouaffaq Nyrabia, who received 41 votes.[5]

Hadi al-Bahra
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President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces
In office
9 July 2014 – 4 January 2015
Prime MinisterAhmad Tu'mah
Preceded byAhmad Jarba
Succeeded byKhaled Khoja
Personal details
Born (1959-02-13) 13 February 1959 (age 60)
Damascus, Syria
Political partyIndependent
Alma materWichita State University


  1. ^ "Hadi Al Bahra". National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Syrian opposition body elects new president". Reuters. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Syrian opposition bloc appoints new leader". Al Jazeera English. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b Theiler, Mike (9 July 2014). "Syria's Western-backed opposition elects new president". Reuters. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Syrian opposition elects Hadi al-Bahra as new leader". Agence France-Presse. Istanbul: Hurriyet Daily News. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.

The president of the Syrian National Coalition, Hadi al-Bahra, discusses the opposition movement's fight to defeat ISIS and gain liberation from Bashar al-Assad

فرنسا تهنئ السيد هادي البحرة لانتخابه رئيسا للائتلاف الوطني السوري

كلمة رئيس الائتلاف الوطني السوري هادي البحرة في جامعة الدول العربية

هادي البحرة لـ"الجارديان": التحالف الدولي يركز على "داعش" ويتجاهل تجاوزات النظام

بيان لوزارة الخارجية الأميركية حول انتخاب السيد هادي البحرة رئيساً كواليس جينيف 2 – حوار مع هادي البحرة

فاجأ رئيس الائتلاف السوري هادي البحرة، اللاجئين السوريين في مخيماتهم في تركيا، بزيارة أضفت على شفاه الأطفال الابتسامة

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