Executive Management

Hassan Amin Jarrar

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hassan Amin Jarrar is one of the most prominent banking leaders in the region with more than 30 years of international, regional and local banking experience. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Islamic Bank in July, 2015, Mr. Jarrar’s diverse career in Banking includes extensive experience in retail, SME, and corporate banking in the Middle East and the US. Regionally, Mr. Jarrar served as Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Head of Corporate and SME Banking at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, and Head of Corporate Banking, Abu Dhabi at Mashreq Bank. Internationally, he has two decades of experience in key management positions in leading banking institutions in the United States; namely with Security Pacific Bank, and Bank of America. Mr. Jarrar holds a B.Sc. in Finance from California State University, San Jose. He is Chairman of Liquidity Management Center, “LMC”, and serves on the Boards of Bahrain Bourse, the Bahrain Association of Banks, Tamkeen, and Bahrain Economic Development Board, Thomson Reuters MENA Regulatory, advisory board.


Wesam Abdul Aziz Baqer

Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking

Mr. Wesam Baqer is an experienced Banking professional with a diverse career covering all facets of Corporate Banking, Private Banking, and Business Development. Mr. Baqer joined BisB in 2008 as the Head of the Corporate Banking. Previously, he held the same post at National Bank of Kuwait. Prior to that, he managed corporate relationships with HSBC for 8 years. He is a board member representing BisB in various companies and is an active member in charitable and community service societies in Bahrain. Mr. Baqer completed an Executive Management Leadership Diploma from Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia (USA). He also holds an M.Sc. (Economics) in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Bahrain. He is a Certified Financial Adviser (CeFA), and a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.


Fahim Ahmed Shafiqi

Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Fahim Ahmed is an experienced Banker with over 20 years of international experience gained through various roles in corporate banking and risk management spanning the markets of Pakistan, GCC, Africa the UK. Prior to joining BisB, Mr. Ahmed held the position of Chief Risk Officer at Standard Chartered Bank Bahrain. He has a Diploma in Islamic Finance (CDIF), and holds an MBA from the UK’s University of Warwick.


Dalal Ahmed Al Qais

Head of Retail Banking

Ms Al Qais is a highly experienced retail banker. Prior to her appointment in late 2017 as the first Bahraini lady to hold the position of Head of Retail Banking for the Bank, she headed the Consumer Banking Division of Standard Chartered Bank in Bahrain, with regional responsibilities covering Bahrain, Qatar and Oman. During her 16 years with Standard Chartered Bank, her management roles covered retail branch banking, SMEs, credit cards, and wealth management. Ms Al Qais also brings to the Bank in-depth knowledge of consumer banking digitization channels. She holds a Master Degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing.


Khalid Mahmood Abdulla

Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Khalid Mahmood has over 22 years of experience in Accounting, Auditing, Banking and Sharia. He took up his current position with BisB in 2006. Prior to this, he was Head of Internal Audit at Al Baraka Islamic Bank, having started his career with Arthur Andersen and Bahrain National Gas Company (BANAGAS). Khalid is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) California, USA, and attended the Leadership Development Program at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA.


Dawood Khalil Al Ashhab

Head of Human Resources & General Services

Mr. Dawood Al Ashhab brings to the Bank a wealth of international banking experience and an in depth knowledge of HR Management best practice. Prior to joining BisB, Mr Al Ashhab managed the human resources team regionally at Standard Chartered Bank, covering the Bank’s Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and Saudi Arabia offices. Mr. Al Ashhab holds a BS in Public Administration, is a certified coach from the prestigious Gallup University, UK, and is a member of the Society of HR Management (SHRM).


Osama Ali Nasr

Head of Information Technology

Mr. Osama Nasr holds a Master’s degree in Information System Management from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. In addition to his participation in several courses and workshops specialized in the field of work. He is currently the head of information technology in BisB. Mr. Osama Nasr has a good professional experience in various areas of information technology. Prior to joining Bahrain Islamic Bank in 2007 as a head of Application Services in the information technology department, Mr. Osama has held various key positions in a number of specialized companies in the information technology services in and outside of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Mr. Osama holds over 20 years of exposure and knowledge in information technology. In addition to his current rule in BISB, he is a Non-Executive member of Global Payment Services- GPS W.L.L.


Ameer Abdul Ghani Dairi

Acting Chief Financial Officer

With over 18 years of experience in financial management. Mr. Ameer Abdul Ghani Dairi is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from New Hampshire Board of accountancy, USA and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) licensed by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, USA. He is a board member representing BisB in LMC and he is also holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Bahrain and has had a broad commercial banking career in Bahrain. Mr. Dairi has been with Bahrain Islamic Bank since 2007.


Mahmood Qannati

Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications

Mr. Mahmood Qannati has extensive local and regional experience in marketing, communication and brand identity management for more than 17 years. Prior to joining Bahrain Islamic Bank, he held several senior positions at Standard Chartered including Regional Marketing Head, and Regional Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at SIGNA in the United Arab Emirates. He holds a Master’s degree in Marketing Information Systems from the University of Sunderland and a Bachelor of Marketing degree from the University of Bahrain.


Hussain Ebrahim Al Banna

Head of Treasury Department

Mr. Hussain is a banking professional with more than 14 years of conventional as well as Islamic banking experience in various capacities. His banking experience started in 2004 when he joined the BNP Paribas as an Officer in the Regional Treasury Operations. In early 2005, he was selected for the prestigious Executive Management Trainee Program at Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) where he was exposed to all the desks within the Treasury & Investments department. There he gained in-depth knowledge of Foreign Exchange (FX), Money Market (MM) - Asset Liability Management (ALM), Corporate Treasury sales and finally handling of over US$ 700 million fixed income bond portfolio. He joined BisB in 2008 and is currently Assistant General Manager heading the treasury department with a mandate of handling FX, MM as well as the Bank’s sukuk portfolio. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Bahrain & has successfully completed Treasury & Capital Markets diploma from Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF).


Hassan A.Wahab Al Khan

Head of Central Operations department

Mr. Hassan Al Khan has over 19 years’ experience in retail & Banking Operations. He took up his current position as Head of Central operations at BisB in 2016. Mr. Alkhan holds an MBA degree (Al Ahlia University) & BS in accounting (UOB), in addition to CIPA ( Certified of Islamic professional accountantAAOIFI) and CITF (Certified in International trade finance)


Maisa Jawdat Shunnar

Head of Business Planning & Transformation

Mrs. Shunnar is a qualified, trained and seasoned professional. With over 17 years of rich and insightful experience, in a vastly international environment (USA & Middle East). Prior to holding her current position in BisB, Mrs. Shunnar worked in the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) as a Transformation Manager overseeing the aggregated change activity within the Bank. She drove major changes across the bank such as the centralization of the non-core business activities and the building of the shared services center. In previous assignments, Mrs. Shunnar headed the Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) Department in the Electronic Government of Bahrain and she served as the Manager of Performance &Productivity Improvements for EDS on the Gulf Air Account. Prior moving to the Middle East, Mrs. Shunnar worked in Shell Oil & Gas and for the City of Houston in the State of Texas, USA. Mrs. Shunnar is a certified & accredited trainer for the United Nations on Business Process Re-engineering. Mrs. Shunnar holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration majoring in Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston (Texas, USA), and a Master degree in Business Communication and Leadership from Jones International University (Colorado, USA).


Khalid Abdulrahman Nass

Head of Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering

Mr. Khalid Nass has over 16 years’ experience in compliance; accounting; and financial management. He is heading and managing the compliance and anti-money laundering functions in BisB, in addition to coordination with all statutory regulators, including the Central Bank of Bahrain, Bahrain Bourse, Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Ministry of Interior. He joined BisB in 2007 following a three-year spell as a Bank Examiner with the Central Bank of Bahrain. His duties cover all compliance matters for the Bank, Anti-Money Laundering prevention and Tax reporting. All Corporate Governance Policies and Procedures within BisB also fall under his remit. Mr. Nass has an MBA from Webster University, Orlando, FL, USA; a B.Sc. degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida, Orlando FL, USA; Certifications from Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), International Compliance Academy (ICA) and Global Academy of Financial management (GAFM), with distinctions.