Zeeba Askar

Zeeba Askar
Head of Banking & Finance Centre

Zeeba is a renowned Banking professional with demonstrated experience of more than 2 decades. Her track-record spans strategic asset management, private equity, corporate finance and sustainable development investments. During her career she has held board positions in many companies in the banking & real estate spectrum and managed investments with ticket sizes of up to US$500 million with a sectoral emphasis on banking and real estate. Her expertise includes complex commercial negotiations, structuring commercial deals, fund raising for projects, capital (re)structuring & leading distressed asset turnaround strategies and executing exit strategies.

Zeeba served as the Deputy Chair of the Sustainable Development Committee and of the Green Finance Sub-Committee with Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) where she co-authored “Policy Recommendations for Regulatory Considerations on Sustainable Finance”. Further, Zeeba is awarded Certificate in ESG Investing from CFA UK Society.

With a CPA from Delaware, USA, an Executive MBA from the University of Bahrain and being a CFA Charterholder, Zeeba has held senior level positions in the banking and real estate industry in her career. She has been a speaker / moderator on regional forums on finance, VAT and Sustainable Development Investments topics.