Head of Banking, Accounting & Finance Centre
Mr. Faisal Janahi joined BIBF in 2019, heading the Banking, Accounting and Finance Centre.
He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and has attained his Masters degree in Finance from the University of Southampton, UK. Mr. Janahi has over 30 years of working experience in the fields of Investment, Banking and finance, accumulating over the years a broad range of knowledge and expertise in numerous financial assets and markets.
Mr. Janahi has started his financial career in the Investment Department of the Arab Insurance Group (Arig) in 1985, and later, after attaining his post graduate degree, joined the Bahrain Development Bank as one of the founding members of its executive directors. He then from the year 1994 spent the ensuing 25 years in Esterad Investment Company strategically playing an instrumental role in transforming the company from a pure commodity importer to a full-fledged listed investment company. He had assumed many roles during his tenor with Esterad and was appointed as the CEO in 2010 until his departure in 2019.
- Business Administration from University of Bahrain.
- International Banking and Financial Studies from University of Southampton, UK.
Professional Qualifications / Affiliations
- CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA institute.