Mr. Ghazi Abduljawad, Dr. Khaled Al-Fayez (former GIB CEOs) and H.E. Sh. Hamad Al Sayari, Ex-Governor of SAMA at the event
Gulf International Bank (GIB) last week held a reception on the occasion of its 40th year anniversary and its recently launched new corporate identity. The event was attended by government representatives and business partners at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain Bay.
Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi, GIB CEO, said: “Through 40 years of growth and achievements, GIB has always embraced progress and innovation. This is now personified in a refreshed brand, designed to complement our strategic ambitions in a challenging financial environment.”
GIB’s inception was founded on merchant banking activities but evolved into a full service bank through its diversification strategy. Now, the bank offers its clients a wider range of bespoke products such as fee-based financial solutions and progressive Global Transaction Banking services. The bank reached its transformative peak when it launched its digital banking proposition, meem by GIB in 2014, modernizing the culture of banking in the region.
“With the much enhanced identity and vision, GIB is now even better positioned to be the partner for both local and international clients with regional GCC interest and focus”, said Mr. Al-Helaissi.
GIB is owned by the governments of the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund being the primary shareholder.
GIB, the Gulf’s international bank, helps its clients thrive by working together to realise ambitions. GIB aims to be the preferred financial services partner, delivering bespoke banking solutions to a wide customer base in the region and beyond. This includes corporate banking, asset management, debt and equity capital market services, financial advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and the world’s first Shariah compliant digital retail banking service, meem by GIB.
In addition to its main subsidiaries, London-based GIB (UK) Ltd., and Riyadh-based GIB Capital LLC, it has branches in London, New York, Abu Dhabi, Dhahran, Riyadh and Jeddah with a representative office in Dubai.