Bahrain’s Benefit & iGA unite to advance kingdom’s digital transformation

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Benefit, Bahrain’s innovator and leading firm in Fintech and electronic financial transactions service, and the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) have explored ways to further advance technology deployment in the kingdom.

The discussion between iGA Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Qaed and Benefit CEO, Mr. Abdulwahed AlJanahi outlined the objectives of the high-level partnership.

Abdulwahed AlJanahi
Abdulwahed AlJanahi
CEO – Benefit

“Achieving the digital transformation objectives of Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 is vital to the kingdom’s future and we are honored to play a role in this national journey. As the driver of Bahrain’s digital economy, the iGA provides comprehensive and accessible government services to help the public and private sectors function more efficiently. Benefit recognizes the importance of ICT management and governance, blockchain, AI, and cloud computing in creating new frontiers for economic growth and innovation, and is optimistic about the opportunities for collaboration with the iGA.”

Mr. Al Qaed said that “This meeting was in line with the iGA’s objectives to support decision making, creativity, and innovation in both the private and public sectors. Benefit is a key partner in Bahrain’s digital transformation journey, and our ongoing collaboration will allow us to leverage Benefit’s advanced infrastructure in providing a comprehensive range of public services that meet the needs of beneficiaries. We look forward to identifying further opportunities for cooperation between our two organizations.”

Several successful projects have been implemented as part of the collaboration between Benefit and the iGA, including the national eKYC platform and the Bahrain Credit Reference Bureau service, available via the National Portal.

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