Manama:  As the Kingdom of Bahrain attracts leading international galleries to Bahrain to power the expansion of the Art market and simultaneously strive to encourage local Bahraini artists, Al Baraka Islamic Bank, one of the leading financial institutions in the Islamic banking sector, organized an art exhibition for talented employees of the Bank as well as for the staff of Al Baraka Banking Group.

The Art exhibition, a first in Al Baraka, took place on 28th January 2020, at the Al Baraka Headquarters in Bahrain Bay, in the presence of leading Bahraini artists, members of the Group and the Bank’s Executive Management and staff. The exhibition was held for two days.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif, President & Chief Executive of Al Baraka Banking Group said: “It is an honor to be able to offer these gifted creators exposure such as this and widen the dialogue for the arts in Bahrain. With this exhibition, we are aiming to explore the historical legacies of Bahrain, from traditional crafts, industry and pop culture to modernism’s forms, including art and architecture there by encouraging the talented employees.” The President & Chief Executive further stated that some of the paintings would be selected for use in the Group’s calendars and greeting cards.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Hamad Al Oqab, the Chief Executive Officer of Al Baraka Islamic Bank-Bahrain, said: “It is indeed a pleasure to conduct the art exhibition for the talented employees during art week of Bahrain. This exhibition stands testament to our aim of significantly developing every aspect of our employees’ talents to ultimately facilitate excellence with their skills. We are glad to be a part of this substantially incredible event”.

Notes for media:

Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C. (“ABG”) is licensed as an Islamic wholesale bank by the Central Bank of Bahrain and is listed on Bahrain Bourse and NasdaqDubai. It is a leading international Islamic banking group providing its unique services in countries with a population totaling around one billion.

The Group has a wide geographical presence in the form of subsidiary banking units and representative offices in 17 countries, which in turn provide their services through over 700 branches. Al Baraka Banking Group has operations in Jordan, Egypt, Tunis, Bahrain, Sudan, Turkey, South Africa, Algeria, Pakistan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Morocco and Germany, in addition two branches in Iraq and two representative offices in Indonesia and Libya.

With its establishment in 1984 in the Kingdom of Bahrain, ABG’s subsidiary, Al Baraka Islamic Bank B.S.C. – Bahrain has a longstanding track record of delivering excellence, innovation and superior results. The Bank ranks among the leading providers of Islamic banking products and services to its international clientele and focuses primarily on developing innovative and distinguished Investment solutions in compliance with Islamic Sharia principles, supported by its a sound financial position.

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