BisB appoints Chief of Human Resources & Administration

Afnan Ahmed Saleh as the Bank’s Chief of Human Resources (HR) and Administrative Affairs.

(Left) BisB's Chief of Human Resources Administration, Afnan Saleh and (Right) CEO of BisB, Mr. Hassan Jarrar

(Left) BisB's Chief of Human Resources & Administration, Afnan Saleh and (Right) CEO of BisB, Mr. Hassan Jarrar

Manama, Bahrain: As part of its long term strategic aim and endeavour of investing in local Bahraini talent and continuously developing their skills, Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) recently announced the appointment of Afnan Ahmed Saleh as the Bank’s Chief of Human Resources (HR) and Administrative Affairs.

Bringing to the role over 20 years of work experience, Afnan Saleh first began her career at the Career Counseling Office of the University of Bahrain where she worked for five years, ultimately heading Professional Liaisons Division as Senior Counselor. She later joined Intelnacom as a Corporate Affairs Manager in 2006.

From 2008 onwards, Afnan Saleh held several leading positions at Tharawat Investment House, namely as Director of HR & Corporate Management and Secretary of the Board of Directors. Afnan joined BisB in 2015 as a Manager in the Bank’s HR Department, where she was promoted to Senior Manager before earning her promotion to head the entire department. In addition to her work experience, she holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Bahrain, and an MA in Business Administration from Strathclyde University, UK.

Chief Executive Officer of BisB, Mr. Hassan Amin Jarrar, said, “We are incredibly proud to promote Ms. Afnan Saleh to this key position. She has already played an instrumental role in creating a vibrant and innovative work culture across all of the Bank’s departments. I trust that she will continue to bring the Bank’s HR Department to even greater heights by continuing to seek out the best talent and establish aggressive training and development plans for the Bank’s people – one of our greatest assets at BisB,”

“At BisB, we are proud to have a Bahrainisation rate of 93.3% and strongly believe in supporting local talent, all-the-while promoting gender equality and by nurturing our employees’ career development in order to prepare them to be leaders in the industry,” he added.


This press release has been issued by TRACCS Bahrain. 

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About Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB)

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) is the leading provider of Sharia compliant integrated financial solutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Since its establishment in 1979 as the first Islamic Bank in the country and the fourth in the GCC, BisB has pioneered the country’s Islamic finance industry and has paved the way in digital transformation to enhance the customer experience and elevate the standards of banking in the Kingdom.

BisB’s competitive edge lies in its approach to simplifying customer’s money matters; the Bank leverages on its Bahraini values to offer an optimal customer experience, and deploys state-of-the-art digital platforms and innovative product and services to enable simpler, faster and hassle-free banking transactions. 

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