The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) in cooperation with the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) announced United Gulf Bank (UGB) as a Gold Sponsor for the “Women in the Financial and Banking Sector” conference being held on 30 November 2015 under the patronage of HRH Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain President of the Supreme Council for Women, at the Four Seasons Hotel – Bahrain Bay.
The conference marks the conclusion of a year-long campaign held as part of the 2015 Bahraini Women’s Day celebrations to showcase and promote the role of “Women in the Financial and Banking Sector”.
The conference is expected to bring together more than 250 senior members and heads of the Kingdom’s top financial institutions, senior women in the industry and the next generation of aspiring young women leaders and executives working in the banking and finance sector. It has also attracted a number of international and regional participants and speakers.
Key topics to be discussed and debated include factors shaping the future of women in finance, sustainability and competitiveness and how women can lead transformation and change in the industry.
Commenting, Mr. Hussain Lalani, Acting CEO of UGB, said, “As a leading asset management, merchant and investment banking group with operations across the region, we are delighted to lend our support to this important event that not only acknowledges the achievements of women in our industry but also seeks to ensure further diversification and growth in the sector through their development and promotion. As an organization, we place strategic emphasis on education and the nurturing of talent – across genders – and believe this initiative is well in line with our commitment to fostering human capital and contributing to the overall economic and social prosperity of the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
Sponsors of the “Women in the Financial and Banking Sector” conference and year-long campaign also include National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), KFH-Bahrain and BBK as Lead Sponsors, Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) as the Women’s Empowerment Partner for Islamic Banking, Al Salam Bank, United Gulf Bank (UGB), Mumtalakat and GPIC as Gold Sponsors, Venture Capital Bank and Khaleeji Commercial Bank as Silver Sponsors.
Bronze Sponsors include Citi, SICO, Bapco, and Banagas, as well as Four Seasons Hotel – Bahrain Bay and Moda Mall as Hospitality and Lifestyle Partners.