Manama, Bahrain: The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has entered into a strategic partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF), as it joins the corporate sponsorship project of the BIBF’s new iconic building at Bahrain Bay.
The agreement will see a floor named after NBB, in addition to the Student Lounge, at the BIBF’s new state-of-the-art building, expected to be inaugurated later this year, to serve the training needs of the financial sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain and beyond. This partnership reinforces NBB’s commitment to Bahrain’s training and academic sector and furthers its positioning as one of the pioneers of banking in the Kingdom.
On this occasion, the CEO of NBB, Mr. Jean Christophe Durand, stated, “We at the National Bank of Bahrain are proud of our fruitful cooperation with the BIBF, which reflects our ongoing support to training and academic institutions which offer career advancement and development opportunities for local talent, and are vital to the Kingdom’s growth and prosperity.”
On his part, the BIBF Director, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh stated, “We are extremely honoured to have the support of the National Bank of Bahrain, as a leading provider of retail and commercial banking in the Kingdom, to launch the new iconic building in Bahrain Bay, which marks an important milestone in the development of Bahrain’s financial services sector, the educational sector and the national economy as a whole.”
He also added, “This large-scale project comes in line with the BIBF’s expansion plan to further accommodate the growing demand and improve the learning experience, contributing to Bahrain’s skyline as an iconic symbol of modern architecture and distinguished educational edifice.”
The construction on the BIBF’s new landmark commenced earlier last year with a total structural area of 25,000 square metres that stands as a luxury waterfront development; providing the latest technologies, cutting-edge facilities and digital innovation to ensure the highest standards of efficiency, and a unique learning experience.