BisB Appoints Eman Ali Abdulla to Head Its Central Operations

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Published January 2nd, 2019 - 08:13 GMT
Eman Ali Abdulla Ebrahim, the Head of the Bank’s Central Operations department
Eman Ali Abdulla Ebrahim, the Head of the Bank’s Central Operations department

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB), the leading provider of Sharia compliant integrated financial solutions, has announced the appointment of Eman Ali Abdulla Ebrahim as the Head of the Bank’s Central Operations department, making her the first Bahraini female to occupy this role since BisB was first established.

Mr. Hassan Jarrar, Chief Executive Officer of BisB, said, “We would like commend our colleague Eman Ali as the first Bahraini woman to take on this critical role. This is a milestone, especially when Eman takes on this challenging role during a critical period in the Bank’s history during which BisB is transforming itself into a leading digitally oriented organisation. We wish Eman the best, and look forward to her key contributions in the Bank’s digital transformation journey.”

Ms. Eman has over 20 years of experience in banking operations, including coordination between support operations in Trade Finance, Treasury and Islamic Finance. Having joined BisB in 2006 after working for 8 years at Ahli United Bank in various functions including the Retail Banking department; she has experience in both conventional and Islamic banking operations, as well as financial product and services.

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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