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BIBF and SICO to launch the Digital Ambassadors Programme

By Leandra Monteiro

October 25, 2021

  • BIBF
  • Digital Ambassadors Programme
  • Digital Transforation
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BIBFThe Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), signed an agreement with SICO BSC(c) to deliver the ‘Digital Ambassadors’ programme aimed at providing Bahraini youth with the digital knowledge and skills they will need to tackle the professional challenges of the digital transformation.

The ‘Digital Ambassadors’ programme is an innovative 3-week training programme that aims to empower final year University students and graduates helping them to transform their future organisations through a set of innovative and practical digital tools, skills, and concepts. The programme brings together 25 candidates to participate in an exciting, hands-on learning experience that will see them navigate the next wave of technology to future-proof their careers in the digital age.

Commenting on the value of the program, BIBF Director, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh stated, “Bahrain is treading on the right path of economic digitisation. To fuel this growth, it will require a large, highly skilled, and technically qualified talent pool that can meet the new demands and contribute to the Kingdom’s growth, prosperity, and successful transformation into a digital economy of the future. He also, added, “We are pleased to collaborate with SICO to support the development of young local talents, in line with the Kingdom’s vision.”

“Enabling young Bahrainis with practical skills and training that is in sync with the future needs of the job market is one of the most important contributions that we can make as responsible corporate citizens and it is is a key pillar of SICO’s corporate social responsibility program,” said Najla Al Shirawi, SICO’s Chief Executive Officer.  “As a digitally-led organization that has invested fintech, we are proud to partner with like-minded entities like the BIBF to help usher in the new era of digital banking,” she added.

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