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Bahrain Fintech Bay appointment of Head of Business Development & Special Projects

Manama, 8 February 2018: Bahrain FinTech Bay (“BFB”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Khalid Dannish as the Head of Business Development & Special Projects at Bahrain FinTech Bay.

Khalid Dannish will work closely with the management and board members of BFB to lead business development and special projects initiatives; and oversee the business development team in increasing service offering opportunities. He will also act as a liaison between the hubs strategic and founding partners, and work with them to meet their fintech objectives.

Most recently Khalid was Vice President in the global market risk team at J.P. Morgan in London overseeing all spread and macro businesses across teams in London and New York. He was engaged in strategic risk technology projects, including leading one of the first pilot applications of the robotics initiatives, and working to drive new value through automation and insight. Prior to J.P.


Khalid was at Barclays Capital in London. He holds an MSc. In Investment Management and a BSc in Investment & Financial Risk Management from Cass Business School.

Khalid Saad, CEO of Bahrain FinTech Bay said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Khalid Dannish as our Head of Business Development and Special Projects. He brings strong experience and perspective to our platform as an experienced professional in banking and the early stage application of fintech solutions. I look forward to working with him on developing our fintech ecosystem.”

Commenting on his appointment, Khalid Dannish said “I am excited to be part of Bahrain’s mission to be at the forefront of FinTech in the region and I am confident through Bahrain FinTech Bay, we can help build a robust and collaborative ecosystem that will future-proof our financial services industry for years to come. FinTech will present a multitude of transformative opportunities and I am optimistic about the evolving landscape of the Bahraini financial sector.”

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