174 Students awarded their Bachelor Degrees Under the Patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain
The BIBF Awards the Graduates of Bangor University
Sunday, 12 June 2022
Under the Patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has celebrated the graduation of the 2020-2021 batch of its Annual Graduation Ceremony of Bangor University Undergraduate Progammes.
During the ceremony, 174 students received their degree in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain and Chairman of the BIBF’s Board of Directors, His Excellency Mr. Rasheed Al Maraj and the Higher Education Council Secretary General and Board of Trustees Vice Chair, Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa Al Khalifa.
Professor Andrew Edwards, Vice Chancellor and Head of Bangor University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Business also attended the event as a keynote speaker, alongside the BIBF Director, Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh, in addition to members of the Executive Management, representatives from the financial sector, parents and family members of graduating students.
In his speech, Professor Andrew Edwards expressed his pride in the strong relationship between the Bangor University and the BIBF that had strengthened over the past 20 years, equipping the banking and financial sector with well-skilled cadres that are ready to join the labour market.
Celebrating this major milestone of the Kingdom’s future human capital, the BIBF’s Director Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh congratulated the graduates, advising them to approach the next phase of their lives with utmost professionalism and to apply the learned skillsets of their educational journey towards success in their professional careers.
Additionally, Dr. Al Shaikh indicated the BIBF’s commitment to fulfilling the business needs across all sectors with a focus on Bahrain’s economic development goals, through the provision of highly qualified local human capital, as a key national goal.
Dr. Ahmed also reiterated the BIBF’s commitment and contribution as a training provider of quality international programmes, towards achieving these goals, particularly in the banking and financial sector.
Professor Andrew Edwards and Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh handed over the bachelor’s degrees to the graduates, while representatives of leading financial institutions in Bahrain presented the Bank Awards to outstanding students, including Al Baraka Banking Group, Arab Bank, Ahli United Bank, BBK, Bank ABC, National Bank of Bahrain, Al Salam Bank, as well as Naseej Company.
Bangor University is one of the recognised universities in the United Kingdom offering accredited bachelor programmes in banking and finance, accounting and finance, and Islamic finance. It is also ranked highest of all UK universities for research in the field of Banking, according to the latest rankings by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), the leading repository for economics related research in the world.