Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Bahrain Islamic Bank
Khalid Abdulla Al Bassam is chairman of
Bahrain Islamic Bank
, Capital Management House, Al Bassam Investment Co, and Bahrain Real Estate Investment Co, or Edamah. He is also the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain and vice chairman of the Bahrain Stock Exchange, and is a leading member of the island’s business community with an unparalleled understanding of Islamic finance.
This pre-eminence was acknowledged in 2002 at the World Islamic Banking Conference, when Al Bassam received the Islamic Banker of the Year award. He graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University, US, in May 1988.