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Bahrain - BIBF launches the Region’s 1st MSc in FinTech

Tuesday, 11 05 2019, Category: Technology, Country: Bahrain
The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) officially inaugurated its Master’s Programme in Financial Technology (FinTech), as the first and only of its kind in the Region, in collaboration with the Strathclyde Business School, to identify and support the next generation of financial technology pioneers in the Kingdom.

The launch ceremony was attended by a number of guests from various sectors, including industry experts, and senior management from leading financial institutions.

The BIBF received the official delegation from University of Strathclyde, headed by Associate Principal, Executive Dean, and Professor of Finance at Strathclyde Business School. Prior to the ceremony, the delegation visited the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, H.E. Mr. Rasheed M. Al Maraj, and the CEO of FinTech Bay, Mr. Khalid Saad. The Strathclyde delegation also met with the UK Ambassador, H.E. Roddy Drummond.

The event commenced with two Keynote speeches by the Director at BIBF; Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh and Associate Principal, Executive Dean and Professor of Finance at the University of Strathclyde; David Hillier.
During his opening speech, BIBF Director, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh stated, ‘Bahrain’s dynamic ‘FinTech’ sector is growing rapidly, due to the critical role it plays in changing the financial services landscape and powering the Kingdom’s digital economy. Therefore, the potential for students is almost endless, but so is the demand for these skills.’

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