Tuesday 03, January 2017 by Georgina Enzer

BBK announces a restructuring and new appointments in its Executive Management

Bahrain's BBK has announced new appointments in its Executive Management including Dr. Abdulrahman Saif - Deputy Chief Executive - Head of Wholesales Banking Group; Mohammed Malik - Deputy Chief Executive - Head of Retail Banking Group ; Jamal Al Sabbagh - General Manager - Head of Information Technology & Operations Group; Hassan Mohammed Burshaid - General Manager - Head of Human Resources and Administration Group; Mohammed Abdulla Isa - General Manager and Head of Financial Planning and Control Group ; and Neil Sharp - Assistant General Manager - Head of Treasury & Investment Division.

Bahrain's BBK has announced new appointments in its Executive Management including Dr. Abdulrahman Saif - Deputy Chief Executive - Head of Wholesales Banking Group; Mohammed Malik - Deputy Chief Executive - Head of Retail Banking Group ; Jamal Al Sabbagh - General Manager - Head of Information Technology & Operations Group; Hassan Mohammed Burshaid - General Manager - Head of Human Resources and Administration Group; Mohammed Abdulla Isa - General Manager and Head of Financial Planning and Control Group ; and Neil Sharp - Assistant General Manager - Head of Treasury & Investment Division.

“Those appointments and internal promotions are the fruitful outcome of the succession planning strategy which the Bank has adopted throughout the years and has carefully adhered to. We strongly believe that the Bahraini talents are endowed with leadership spirit and expertise which certainly enable them to compete with global standards, thanks also to the commitment of the Board of Directors to support them at all levels. These appointments come in line with the re-organisation structure of the senior management and aim at fostering the Bank’s strategy plan and its development goals for ensuring the aspired success and stability of this great organisation”, said Reyadh Sater, Chief Executive, BBK. “I would like to seize this opportunity to congratulate the newly appointed colleagues and wish them continued success and progress with their new responsibilities. I am confident that their dedicated and relentless efforts will greatly contribute to strengthening the financial, economic and banking foundations of the Bank in particular, and of the Kingdom of Bahrain in general.”

This restructuring is part of a re-organisation plan approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors and the Central Bank of Bahrain. The new structure aims to foster the Bank’s three year strategy (2016-2018), in addition to achieving the future vision and expectations of the Bank’s shareholders and stakeholders.

Dr. Abdulrahman Saif, appointed as Deputy Chief Executive - Head of Wholesales Banking Group has 34 years’ experience at key organisations such as the Central Bank of Bahrain and in the banking services sector. He is a holder of a PhD Degree in Economics from the University of Leicester – United Kingdom in 1992. He joined the management team of BBK in 2008. Dr. Saif will be responsible for the Corporate and International banking services as well as the Treasury and Investment in BBK.

Mohammed Malik, appointed as Deputy Chief Executive - Head of Retail Banking Group; has more than 31 years experience in the banking field, in various organisations including CrediMax, BBK’s wholly owned subsidiary, which he headed for many years. He is a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Petroleum & Minerals – Saudi Arabia - 1984. Malik will be responsible for the Retail banking services, in addition to remedial management. He will also be overseeing a number of strategic projects of the Bank.

Jamal Al Sabbagh, appointed as General Manager - Head of Information Technology & Operations Group, has 36 years’ experience in the banking sector. He is a holder of a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from the University of Glamorgan – United Kingdom - 2001. He joined BBK in 1980. Al Sabbagh will be responsible of the Group’s Information Technology and Operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Bank’s overseas branches.

Hassaan Mohammed Burshaid, appointed as General Manager - Head of Human Resources and Administration Group, has 22 years of previous experience. He is a holder of a Masters’ Degree in Human Resources Management from DePaul University, USA - 2006. He joined BBK in 1998. Burshaid will be responsible for the Group’s Human Resources and Administration operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Bank’s overseas branches.

Mohammed Abdulla Isa, appointed as General Manager - Head of Financial Planning & Control Group, has 25 years’ experience in financial management. He is Certified Public Accountant from the US Institute of Chartered Accountants – Delaware State Board of Accountancy, USA - 2001. He joined BBK in 2001. Isa will be responsible for the Group’s financial operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Bank’s overseas branches.

Neil Sharp, appointed as Assistant General Manager - Head of Treasury & Investment Division has experience in the banking sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain and GCC countries. Sharp joined BBK in 2009 and holds several professional certificates.

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