BBK announces the appointment of five Bahrainis within its Executive Management Team
30 Nov 2023
BBK, Bahrain’s pioneer in retail and commercial banking, appoints five Bahrainis in senior executive positions, underscoring the Bank’s unwavering commitment to nurturing and empowering national talent, entrusting them with key leadership roles to spearhead cutting-edge strategies and growth initiatives that align with the latest global banking industry trends, ensuring the Bank maintains its pioneering position and continues to deliver an unparalleled banking experience to its clientele and actively contributes to the economic growth of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
In this context, Mr. Nadeem AbdulAziz Al Kooheji was appointed as General Manager of Corporate Banking, Mr. Ahmed Abdulqader Taqi as General Manager of Retail Banking, Mr. Salman AbdulAziz Al Hasan as Acting Division Head of International Banking and Overseas branches, Mr. Mohamed Abdulla Bucheeri as Chief Information Officer, and Mrs. Layla Hasan Radhi as Acting Manager of Credit Assessment and Recovery.
Dr. AbdulRahman Saif, BBK Group Chief Executive, congratulated the five employees on their new roles. These appointments are a testament of the capable and skilled Bahraini employees at BBK, capable of achieving the Bank’s strategic objectives with the highest standards of efficiency and commitment. They also underscore the Bank’s dedication to empowering Bahraini women, supporting their pivotal roles in the banking sector, promoting their presence in leadership and decision-making roles.
Dr. Saif stated, on this occasion, that employee development remains a top priority for BBK, and contributes to both the employee’s professional and personal advancement, while positively impacting the Bank’s corporate image. These appointments reflect the Bank’s trust in the capabilities of Bahraini talents and its commitment to leading national efforts in increasing Bahraini representation in senior management within the banking sector.
He also stressed on the key contributions the appointed seniors will have in their new roles, actively aligning their efforts to achieve the Bank’s strategic plans, focusing on strong customer relationships, and delivering innovative banking solutions, meeting the expectations of customers and shareholders. For over fifty years, the Bank’s remarkable achievements were made possible by a succession of Bahraini leaders who have dedicated their efforts to propel the bank forward.
Distinguished in his professional journey, Mr. Nadeem AbdulAziz Al Kooheji has 25 years of experience, including 12 years in the field of audit. With a degree in business administration from the University of Texas – Austin, USA; he joined BBK in 1999.
Similarly, Mr. Ahmed Abdulqader Taqi, has 22 years of experience in the banking industry. He holds a Master of Applied Business Research from the Swiss Business School, Switzerland and an MBA from University of Glamorgan, UK; he joined BBK in 2014
With 21 years of banking experience, Mr. Salman AbdulAziz Al Hasan holds a Master of Science in Finance from The Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business from DePaul University, USA ; he joined the Bank in 2013.
Mr. Mohamed Abdulla Bucheeri has 13 years of experience and holds an MBA from DePaul University, USA and a Master in Information Technology from Al Ahlia University, Bahrain. He joined the Bank in 2010.
Mrs. Layla Hasan Radhi comes with 16 years of expertise; she has a Master of Science in finance from DePaul University, USA and a Master in Management Information Systems from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA. She joined BBK in 2021.