BIBF, Indonesia to collaborate on financial training, development

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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BIBF New Headquarters

The Director of the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh recently received Mr. Ardi Hermawan, Indonesia’s Ambassador to Bahrain and the embassy’s executive delegation, at BIBF headquarters, Bahrain Bay.

The meeting discussed various issues of common interest, including mutually beneficial cooperation between Bahrain and Indonesia in the field of training and development.

The BIBF team presented a comprehensive overview of the various training opportunities and development initiatives offered at the BIBF in Banking, Finance, Islamic Finance, Insurance, Digital Transformation, Project Management, Anti-Money Laundering, Sustainable Development, Leadership, and other trending topics and emerging areas of business.

During the delegations’ visit to the new headquarters in Manama, the ambassador toured the new building to see the various facilities available and the educational infrastructure that offers students the best training and educational environment.

Ambassador Mr. Hermawan remarked that “It is truly an honor for me and my team from the Embassy to have such opportunity to visit the BIBF new premises and to have a fruitful discussion. We admire the BIBF’s role and contribution in promoting Islamic banking and finance in the region. We are also looking forward to further cooperation and exploring new ideas of collaboration with the BIBF in the near future”.

Dr. Al Shaikh stated they were honored to host Ambassador Hermawan and the delegation at the new headquarters.

BIBF Director stated that “Many initiatives of collaboration between the BIBF and various training institutions in Indonesia were discussed, which will further deepen the strong and cordial relations between our two countries, and strengthen the institute’s position as a pioneer in providing high-quality training and development for human capital globally,”.

“We are committed to providing the financial services sector with the best qualifications the international market has to offer, through our local expertise and international affiliations,” Dr. Al Shaikh added.

The institute is visited by a growing number of delegations to discuss ways of cooperation and to familiarize itself with how training arrangements are being made for human capital development regionally and globally.

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