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Ahmed AlBalooshi

Senior Vice President-Head of IT, Al Baraka Banking Group

Ahmed is the Senior Vice President, Group Head of IT , Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Al Baraka Banking Group. He is also the Chairman of the Digital and Cybersecurity Committee of the Bahrain Association of Banks, and an Advisory board member at Bahrain FinTech Bay, and a Digital Banking Instructor at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF). Ahmed has extensive experience in the field of IT which he has gained while working in government, private and the banking sectors. He holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a bachelor degree in IT from the University of Canberra in Australia. Ahmed is also certified in information system auditing (CISA) and information security management (CISM), as well as in governance of enterprise IT (CGEIT). His area of expertise focus on IT Leadership, IT Strategy, IT Governance, Information Security, Digital Banking, Fintech and IT skills development. Ahmed is a frequent speaker at international conferences and forums. Ahmed was selected as the ICT Personality of the Year (Bahrain’s private sector) and was IDC Middle East CIO of the year finalist. Additionally, Ahmed was awarded Catalyst CIO Award and Technology Titan Badge of Honor.