Speaker Profile

Ahmed Albalooshi


Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C.
First Vice President, Head of Information Technology

Ahmed is a Senior Information Technology (IT) Executive with over 16 years of experience. Currently the Head of IT with Al Baraka Banking Group in Bahrain, after earlier roles including IT Operations Manager and IT Development Supervisor. He strives to ensure that IT is not only effective and efficient but also enable the business to gain competitive advantage. Ahmed’s skills and experience include IT leadership, staff leadership & development, IT strategy & management, project/program management, IT governance, information security, budget ownership, vendors & contract management, and IT process setup & improvement. He is well known to Islamic banking systems and have also worked in the quasi-governmental and private business sectors. With MBA from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Ahmed also has a Bachelor Degree in IT from the University of Canberra in Australia and a High Diploma in Software Engineering. He is also holder of three globally-recognized professional qualifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).

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