The Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh, welcomed the Chief Executive of the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF), Alex Fraser, in a visit aimed at exploring opportunities for joint initiatives to develop finance professionals in the areas of sustainable development and digital transformation, in response to the growing demand driven by emerging technologies in the industry.
The discussions centred around the development of innovative programmes that will nurture a talent pool of finance professionals capable of driving sustainable growth and harnessing the potential of digital technologies in the financial sector.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh stated, “The visit of Mr. Alex Fraser to the BIBF campus marks an important milestone in the collaboration between the two long-standing partners and sets the stage for exciting joint initiatives in sustainable development and digital transformation. With the increasing demand driven by emerging technologies in the industry, it is crucial to equip finance cadres with the necessary skills to embrace these transformations and contribute to the growth and success of the sector.”
Mr. Alex Fraser emphasised the LIBF’s commitment to strengthening collaboration with esteemed partners like the BIBF, stating, “This visit underscores our dedication to addressing the growing demand for finance professionals skilled in sustainable development and digital transformation. By leveraging our collective expertise, we can develop comprehensive programmes that equip finance cadres with the knowledge and capabilities needed to thrive in the rapidly changing financial landscape.”
Both LIBF and BIBF have established themselves as leaders in the field of finance education, sharing a commitment to excellence and innovation. By pooling their resources and expertise, they aim to contribute to the advancement of the finance sector in Bahrain and the region.