Manama, Bahrain: INJAZ Bahrain successfully held its annual Young CEO Program. The program, hosted at CitiBank headquarters, witnessed 29 students from 18 schools and 11 universities participate in the 2019 edition.

The Young CEO Program delivers on INJAZ’s mission to prepare Bahraini youth to succeed in the global economy and offers students the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of top executives across different industries. The program offers students valuable market knowledge and develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of top officials represented by INJAZ Bahrain’s board members as they develop into Bahrain’s future successful business leaders.

Program participants met with 11 of INJAZ Bahrain’s board members including Her Highness Shaikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa - Chairperson of INJAZ Bahrain, Mr. Mohammad Al Moayyed - Chairman of Al Moayyed Group, Dr.Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Khalfia - CEO of Banagas, Mr. Khalid Al Sabbagh - General Manager at Bapco, Shaikh Bader Al Khalifa - Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Batelco, Mr. Usman Ahmad - CEO of Citi Bank Bahrain, Mr. Essa Al Jowder - Managing Partner at Ernst & Young, Mr. Abdulhakeem Al Khayyat - CEO of KFH Bahrain, Mr. Sattam Al Gosaibi - CEO of KHCB, Mr. Talal Kanoo – Managing Director at EK Kanoo, and Mrs. Dana Buheji - Chief Human Resource Officer at National Bank of Bahrain.

The day’s agenda included INJAZ Bahrain board meeting, the ‘Young CEO’ program and ended with a group photo session and attendees lunch. Additionally, students were treated to a seminar on financial and project planning by Ms. Thawra Al Dhaen, CEO of Bahrain Food Bank, prior to the program.

Her Highness Shaikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa commented on the program saying: “At INJAZ Bahrain - infusing the spirit of entrepreneurship in the hearts and minds of Bahrain’s youth is our core mission and as part of our devotion to inspire and prepare our youth for the real business world. INJAZ will always be committed to guide students and allow them to unlock their potential by providing knowledgeable programs and creative workshops. I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to the INJAZ Bahrain team, to our volunteers and to the Board Members for their dedication, commitment and continuous support. “

The capstone of INJAZ programs, born from more than 100 years of JA Worldwide programing, exposes youth to the concepts of free-market economics and participatory governance and capital.
Over 200,000 students have participated in work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship training opportunities aimed at developing basic skills to start and run their own businesses, along with soft skills increasingly in demand by the private sector


About INJAZ Bahrain:

The purpose of INJAZ Bahrain is to inspire and prepare young Bahrainis to succeed in a global economy. With the support of positive adult role models who volunteer their time, INJAZ Bahrain enables young students understand business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and work-readiness. INJAZ programs also encourage confidence and motivate young people to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. These learning experiences establish the foundation upon which today’s students can acquire the skills and aptitudes necessary to succeed in a fast-changing world.

INJAZ Bahrain volunteers are supported by 19 committed community leaders who serve on the board of directors. These professionals provide the organization with valued guidance and support. In addition, INJAZ Bahrain works with a number of local collaborations and affiliations. These relationships ensure that efforts are not duplicated and that available resources are used in the most effective ways possible. Non-profit INJAZ Bahrain began serving the community in 2005. It is supported by funds generously granted by foundations and area businesses. Individuals also contribute to the organization, and they assist with fund-raising activities throughout the year. The organization is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide that has a presence in more than 119 countries around the world

For more information on INJAZ Bahrain, please call Hana Sarwani on 17225050 or visit

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