Executive Director – Banking Supervision, Central Bank of Bahrain

Khalid Hamad Abdul-Rahman Hamad

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 and capital market players.

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 is Chairman of the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM), Member of the Technical Committee of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), Chairman of the Waqf Fund for Research, Education and Training in Islamic Finance and an Associate Member of Toronto Strategic Leadership. He has also served on a number of national and regional committees, including the GCC Banking Supervision Committees, Arab Banking Supervision Committee and Offshore Group of Banking Supervisors.

Mr. Hamad has a Bachelors 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.