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Chief Executive Officer - Bahrain FinTech Bay

Khalid Saad

Khalid Saad is the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain FinTech Bay.


Previously, he was the  Business Development Manager for the Bahrain Economic Development Board, which is dynamic public agency that is responsible for attracting inward investment into Bahrain, enhancing the investment climate and driving economic development. He focused on promoting Bahrain's financial services sector and attracting new investments into this sector. Successes include expanding existing companies and attracting new ones such as banks, asset & wealth managers, insurers and ancillary services providers.


He also worked with existing financial players, financial associations, central bank, lawyers and others to drive development in the sector and make it more conducive and attractive for business. His most significant work to date was devising and implementing a countrywide strategy to drive the growth of the sector through a collaborative approach with key players in the sector.


Before joining the Bahrain Economic Development Board, he worked for Ernst & Young where his work centered on conducting feasibility and market studies, operations plans, strategic documents and private placement memorandums for a wide array of clients. He also led the implementation of a governance, risk and compliance platform in the Bahrain office and trained all advisory.

Prior to that, he worked in SEI Investments in London focusing on UK and European Equities within the Investment Management Unit.


He has a MSC from Imperial College London and a BSc from the University of Exeter (first class honors).

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