Executive Director of Banking Supervision,
Central Bank of Bahrain
Mr. Khalid Hamad has held several senior posts at the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB).
His current responsibilities include supervision of all banking institutions, including Islamic banks, licensed by the CBB, as well as inspection of all financial institutions, comprising banks, insurance firms, investment firms, capital market licensees and ancillary services providers.
Mr. Hamad began his career in 1987 with the Bahrain Monetary Agency, the predecessor of the CBB. From 1990 till 2003, he served as Acting Director, Inspection and then as director, Banking Supervision. In 2003 he joined Ernst & Young in Bahrain, serving as Senior Consultant on Risk Management & Regulatory Services. He rejoined the CBB in his current post in February 2006.
Mr. Hamad has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University Of Portland, USA, and a Strategic Leadership and Executive Management Program certificate from the University of Columbia, New York.
Mr. Hamad is Chairman of the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM), Chairman of the Waqf Fund for Research, Education and Training in Islamic Finance, Deputy Chairman of Accountants Affairs Committee, member of AAOIFI Board of Trustees, an Associate Member of Toronto Strategic Leadership, and member of GCC Banking Supervision Committee.