About Me

Ahmed Albalooshi is the Senior Vice President – Group Head of IT / Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of at Al Baraka Banking Group.

He is also the Chairman of Digital and Cybersecurity Committee of Bahrain Association of Banks, Chairman of Advisory board at Bahrain FinTech Bay, and Digital Banking Instructor at Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF).

Ahmed has extensive experience in the field of IT gained while working in government, private and banking sectors. Holder of MBA from Manchester Business School and holder of a bachelor degree in IT from the University of Canberra in Australia.

Ahmed is also certified in:

  • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)

His area of expertise focus on IT Leadership, IT Strategy, IT Governance, Information Security, Digital Banking, Fintech and IT skills development. Ahmed is a frequent speaker at international conferences and forums. Ahmed was selected as the ICT Personality of the Year (Bahrain’s private sector) and was IDC Middle East CIO of the year finalist. Additionally, Ahmed was awarded Catalyst CIO Award and Technology Titan Badge of Honor.

For more information: www.linkedin.com/in/ahmedalbalooshi

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