Bahrain Islamic Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Congratulates the Bahraini Winners

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Published July 25th, 2018 - 05:50 GMT
During the event
During the event

Mr. Hassan Jarrar, Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB), recently received the Bahraini Female Winners of C5’s First Nebula Essay Competition at the Bank's Diplomatic Area Headquarters. The competition was launched by C5 with the support of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and invited Bahraini female students and professionals to explore technology’s potential for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The two winners, who attended the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit in Washington DC on June 20th, had the chance to attend various sessions to learn about how cloud technology is helping organizations transform and innovate, and met the C5 PeaceTech Accelerator team based in DC.

Mr. Hassan Jarrar said, "BisB is proud to be a sponsor of this competition, which is in line with our commitment to empower female leaders by investing in talent, providing equal opportunities to enable them to develop crucial skills in the workplace and beyond in order to impart a positive impact and build a sustainable future.

He added, “We are delighted to recognize the achievements and the high caliber of the submissions of Marwa Alfaihani and Noor Yusuf, and offer our congratulations as winners of this competition, further establishing the Kingdom of Bahrain as a hub of innovation and positioning women in leadership roles.”

Hadyah Fathalla, Executive Director of C5 Accelerate, commented “We are very pleased and overwhelmed by the positive feedback and outcome of the competition. It proved to us how much such initiatives are needed.”

Background Information

Bahrain Islamic Bank

Incorporated in 1979 as the first Islamic bank in the kingdom of Bahrain, and the fourth in the GCC. Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has played a pivotal role in the development of the Islamic banking industry and the Kingdom’s economy. The Bank operates under an Islamic Retail banking licence from the Central Bank of Bahrain and is listed on the Bahrain Bourse.

At the end of 2016, the Bank’s paid up capital was BD 101 million, while total assets stood at BD 1042 million. The Bank’s modern branch network comprises 5 branches, 4 innovative financial malls, and 56 ATMs located throughout the Kingdom. A steadfast focus on continuous innovation, strong corporate governance and risk management, employee development, and the use of state of the art technology to deliver superior customer service, has cemented Bahrain Islamic Bank’s position as the leading Sharia’a – compliant bank in the Kingdom.

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