The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has held its second quarterly meeting for the year, under the governance of His Excellency Mr. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and Chairman of the Board. The BIBF’s Acting Director Dr. Ahmed Abdulhameed Al Shaikh attended the meeting, for discussions and updates on various topics.
The BIBF presented the organisation’s qualifications and learning strategy, and highlighted the core values of the Institute focusing on the quality of its training programmes. The Management team highlighted the increase in the overall enrolment for financial services training programmes, reflecting a rise in the number of Bahraini employees being trained in this sector.
The Board also discussed BIBF’s milestones to date, which includes training and development offerings within and outside the kingdom, for various sectors such as Banking, Accounting, Islamic Finance, IT & Project Management, Insurance, Leadership & Management as well as its Academic Programme offerings of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
In addition, the BIBF has seen a strong commitment from the banking sector in terms of training uptake, reflecting its strong resilience, as Bahrain continues to strengthen its position as the financial centre of the Middle East.
The meeting was concluded with an update on BIBF’s financials and stressed on the importance of training and human capital development in all market sectors as a strategic objective of creating a solid foundation for the progression of markets in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which will consequently form a framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth for the future of the national economy.