NBB official elected as BFB Advisory Board Chairman

NBB official elected as BFB Advisory Board Chairman

Manama  : National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) announced the appointment of Yaser Alsharifi, Chief Strategy Officer, as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bahrain Fintech Bay (BFB), the largest Fintech hub in the Middle East & Africa, as well as his appointment to BFB’s Executive Board for 2018. 

BFB’s Advisory Board is comprised of representatives of its 30 Founding Partners, which include NBB among other regional and international banks and technology companies. In addition, two members of the Advisory Board are elected by their fellow Founding Partners each year on a rotational basis to sit on BFB’s Executive Board helping to shape the hub’s development including its programmes and events and opportunities for collaboration and value creation with partners. 

Commenting, Alsharifi said, “I’m delighted with these appointments which reflect NBB’s strong commitment to working with Bahrain Fintech Bay and its partners to drive the development of new Fintech solutions that can better enable banks like NBB to innovate and effectively meet rapidly evolving needs of our customers in today’s digital age.”

Khalid Saad, CEO of Bahrain Fintech Bay, said, “Together with our Board Members and executive team, we look forward to his contributions and those of NBB to accelerate the adoption of Fintech and BFB’s position as the region’s leading Fintech hub.”




GCC national in the dock for using illegal weapon

GCC national in the dock for using illegal weapon

A drunken GCC national fired bullets into the air to break up a fight started by him, it is learnt. The action landed him in police net as he is accused of using an illegal weapon. He was arrested after a police complaint was filed against him. The GCC man had initially denied using the g

Verdict date set for man accused of killing father

Verdict date set for man accused of killing father

A Bahraini drug-addict on trial for killing his father will learn his fate on October 31, 2018, announced the High Criminal Court yesterday. This came after a mental report to determine his psychological state deemed him responsible for his actions. The report showed that the defendant wa

Woman earns court order to rejoin husband

Woman earns court order to rejoin husband

The Court of Urgent Matters ruled in favour of a Bahraini woman who wanted to rejoin her husband. According to court details, the woman left her husband a few months ago and since then she had been staying with her father. “Although she expected her husband to reconcile with her, it did not

Women’s collective on a rare cooking mission

Women’s collective on a rare cooking mission

More than 60 women gather every day in a small village on the western coast of the island for a special mission – cooking food for those who take part in mourning processions as part of the Ashoora rituals.  They prepare about 750 kg of food every day before distributing them t

Import ban on Julphar drugs

Import ban on Julphar drugs

Bahrain has stopped importing all drugs produced by the Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar). The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) has directed government departments and the main supplier of Julphar drugs to enforce the ban. In a statement issued yesterday, the authority said that


Amazon digital ad share on the rise

Amazon digital ad share on the rise

San Francisco : Online retail colossus Amazon is gaining ground in the US digital advertising market as the dominance of Google and Facebook erodes, according to an eMarketer forecast released on Wednesday. The market tracker predicted that Amazon will take in $4.61 billion in online a

GCC national in the dock for using illegal weapon

GCC national in the dock for using illegal weapon

A drunken GCC national fired bullets into the air to break up a fight started by him, it is learnt. The action landed him in police net as he is accused of using an illegal weapon. He was arrested after a police complaint was filed against him. The GCC man had initially denied using the g

Sony to release ‘classic’ PlayStation

Sony to release ‘classic’ PlayStation

Paris : Sony announced Wednesday it plans to launch a miniature games console designed like the original PlayStation pre-loaded with 20 vintage games as it joins the retro gaming craze just in time for Christmas. Dubbed the PlayStation Classic, the new console comes with a considerably

Verdict date set for man accused of killing father

Verdict date set for man accused of killing father

A Bahraini drug-addict on trial for killing his father will learn his fate on October 31, 2018, announced the High Criminal Court yesterday. This came after a mental report to determine his psychological state deemed him responsible for his actions. The report showed that the defendant wa

Woman earns court order to rejoin husband

Woman earns court order to rejoin husband

The Court of Urgent Matters ruled in favour of a Bahraini woman who wanted to rejoin her husband. According to court details, the woman left her husband a few months ago and since then she had been staying with her father. “Although she expected her husband to reconcile with her, it did not

Women’s collective on a rare cooking mission

Women’s collective on a rare cooking mission

More than 60 women gather every day in a small village on the western coast of the island for a special mission – cooking food for those who take part in mourning processions as part of the Ashoora rituals.  They prepare about 750 kg of food every day before distributing them t

Amazon, Samara buy India’s ‘More’

Amazon, Samara buy India’s ‘More’

New Delhi : Amazon.com Inc and Indian private equity firm Samara Capital have bought Aditya Birla Group-owned ‘More’ retail chain for an enterprise value of 42 billion rupees ($580.35 million), CNBC TV18 reported yesterday, citing sources. Amazon’s latest acquisition

Import ban on Julphar drugs

Import ban on Julphar drugs

Bahrain has stopped importing all drugs produced by the Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar). The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) has directed government departments and the main supplier of Julphar drugs to enforce the ban. In a statement issued yesterday, the authority said that

-->