Bankers discuss Bahrain's Vision 2030
Manama, November 19, 2008
Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 was discussed at a CEO luncheon hosted by the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) and Economic Development Board (EDB).
The event was attended by more than 40 bank CEOs and guests.
The guest speaker at the event was Shaikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa, chief executive of the Economic Development Board and member of BAB Board of Trustees.
He presented a broad overview of the Vision 2030 and Stephen Harrison, executive director of business development for financial services at the EDB, discussed how the vision applies to the financial sector.
Mayank Malik, chairman of the Bahrain Association of Banks, opened the event by highlighting the progress made in substantially expanding the scope and activities of BAB.
Malik reiterated the need for the financial sector to work in close partnership with the EDB in the implementation of the Vision 2030.
Vision 2030 is a comprehensive economic vision for Bahrain providing a clear direction for the continued development of the Kingdom’s economy. Its heart is a shared goal of building a better life for every Bahraini. Vision 2030 has been developed over the course of four years in consultation with over 300 Bahrainis from the private sector, academia and the public sector.
Shaikh Mohammed said: “It is important for us to share the Economic Vision 2030 with the banking sector. The realisation of the Vision 2030 requires a true partnership between government, business and society. The banking sector is a key focus sector and driver of the economy”.
Robert Ainey, BAB CEO, thanked the EDB and the large number of bank CEOs in attendance for their active participation and making the event a success. – TradeArabia News Service
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