15 Jul 2015
MANAMA, BAHRAIN – 15 July 2015 – Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail Bank, hosted a Supreme Council of Women delegation to discuss the role of women in the national banking and finance industry and review ways to increase cooperation between the Bank and the Council.
The meeting was organized as part of the ongoing national initiative by the Supreme Council of Women and the Central Bank of Bahrain to support the empowerment of Bahraini women.
The delegation, consisting of Acting Director General of Policy and Development and Director of National Strategy for the Advancement of Bahraini Women, Dr. Dunya Ahmed, and Specialist of Planning and Development, Hind Amin, met with Ithmaar Bank Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Abdul Rahim, Ithmaar Bank Head of Human Resources, Enas Rahimi, and Associate, Human Resources, Sara Bucheeri.
The meeting, which was held at Ithmaar’s headquarter, discussed the national model that aims at integrating the needs of women, in partnership with relevant parties, particularly Bahrain government and the private sector.
“Ithmaar Bank is committed to supporting the joint SCW-CBB initiative to empower Bahraini women in the banking and finance industry, and to integrate their needs in development programmes while also promoting gender equal opportunities,” said Abdul Rahim. “Women play key roles in all levels and across all departments at Ithmaar Bank, as employees, management, and as members of the Board of Directors, and the Bank’s growth and continued success would not have been possible without them,” he said.
“At Ithmaar Bank, we have long recognised women as equal partners in the workforce,” said Abdul Rahim. “We empower all our employees, ensuring equal growth opportunities for all, and focus on continuously enhancing our performance-based culture,” he said.

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