Created in 1981, BIBF (originally named the Bahrain Bankers Training Centre) served one main purpose; to satisfy the training and development needs of the local banking sector. By 1994 the number of participants increased from 213 in the first year to 3,572 and underwent a transformation that resulted in the name change.
Today, BIBF qualifies over 20,000 learners a year and provides quality education across all major business disciplines and economic sectors. A brief summary of the organisation’s rich, vibrant history is provided below.
1975January 1, 1975
An Amiri Decree set up the High Council for Vocational Training across all sectors.Read more
1979January 1, 1979
A Ministerial Directive created the Specific Council for Vocational Training (Banking Sector).Read more
1981January 1, 1981
Originally named the Bahrain Bankers Training Centre, BIBF was inaugurated in March 1981. Created primarily to provide training for the Banking Sector, its first year resulted in a total of 450 attendees. By 1988, this had grown to just…Read more
1988January 1, 1988
The Bahrain Bankers Training Centre changed its name to the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF). By 2001, the numbers had grown to over 3,572 people per annum.Read more
2001 – 2009January 1, 2001
The BIBF logo underwent changes to better reflect its standing as Bahrain’s pre-eminent training provider. By the end of the decade, well over 15,000 participants had come through BIBF premises (per annum). In the last three years alone, there…Read more
2014January 1, 2014
BIBF underwent an internal structure and curriculum revamp in 2014 to align its infrastructure to its new corporate strategy. The BIBF brand also saw significant changes with an update of the logo and a modification in the strapline to reflect on…Read more
BIBF TodayJanuary 1, 2016
Today, BIBF is recognised as a professional world-class provider of education and training solutions to the local and regional business sector, in their pursuit of excellence through lifelong learning.
BIBF has over 300 programmes…Read more