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BisB appoints board members from NBB’s executive management team

BisBBahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) announced the appointment of Jean-Christophe Durand, Yaser AlSharifi, and Dana Buheji as its new board members, following the decision of the Board of Directors in a meeting. The appointed members presently occupy key positions within the structure of the executive management of the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB).

Dr Esam Abdulla Fakhro, Chairman, BisB welcomed the new members on behalf of the entire board and extended his congratulations. He enunciated, “These appointments come in light of the plans drawn up after the success of National Bank of Bahrain’s (NBB) acquisition of additional shares in Bahrain Islamic Bank by 49.75%, bringing the total shares owned by NBB in BisB to a total 78.81%. We are extremely confident in the competencies and expertise of the new members that span across key areas including banking, Human Resources and Corporate Strategy development, this addition will further enable the Board of Directors of BisB to increase its effectiveness and achieve the goals and visions of the Bank.”

Jean-Christophe Durand has held the position of CEO since 2016 in NBB, bringing over 37 years of international and regional banking and finance experience gained across senior leadership roles at leading global banking institutions. Dana Buheji, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of NBB, has over 19 years of experience in HR across major corporations and organisations in the Kingdom. Yaser AlSharifi, the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of NBB, with over 24 years of experience in investment management and corporate finance across the GCC, Europe and the US, also leads NBB’s digital transformation and innovation efforts, specialising in strategy definition and implementation as well as supervising operations in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Established in 1979, BisB is a Sharia-compliant integrated financial solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In December 2019, NBB announced the launch of its open banking solutions, making it the first bank in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to offer secure banking solutions to customers.

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