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.
BIBF TodayJanuary 1, 2016
Today, BIBF is recognised as a professional world-class provider of education and…Read more
2014January 1, 2014
BIBF underwent an internal structure and curriculum revamp in 2014 to align its infrastructure…Read more
2001 – 2009January 1, 2001
The BIBF logo underwent changes to better reflect its standing as Bahrain’s pre-eminent…Read more
1988January 1, 1988
The Bahrain Bankers Training Centre changed its name to the Bahrain Institute of Banking and…Read more
1981January 1, 1981
Originally named the Bahrain Bankers Training Centre, BIBF was inaugurated in March…Read more
1979January 1, 1979
A Ministerial Directive created the Specific Council for Vocational Training (Banking Sector).Read more
1975January 1, 1975
An Amiri Decree set up the High Council for Vocational Training across all sectors.Read more