The Future is Bright for Bahrain: Celebrating the Kingdom’s National Day
At stc, we’re passionate about making a difference to our customer base and transforming our business to ensure we can effectively impact businesses and people at a global scale. To mark the National Day of Bahrain, we’re celebrating our country and honoring how our evolving Kingdom has positively impacted people and businesses across the globe.
To celebrate the National Day of Bahrain, we’ve spoken to some of the inspirational business leaders across the Kingdom to recognize the impact they’ve made and their outlook on the future of our country.
“Every woman is vital in contributing towards our national growth” - Dr Sheikha May Al-Otaibi
Founder and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Bahrain Bayan School, Dr Sheikha May Al Otaibi is a successful businesswoman on a mission to develop the next generation of Bahrain. Guided by a deep sense of responsibility and driven by her inner strength, she is passionate about pioneering the role of women within business and establishing a strong, united society – ultimately strengthening the endeavors of ‘#TeamBahrain’ and striving to build a better future for the Kingdom. She believes that every woman, no matter what her job role, is vital in contributing towards our national growth – recognizing that every working woman is an invaluable pillar of growth for the Kingdom. Ultimately, we must be united as one within our nation and continue to empower and educate the diverse generations within Bahrain.
“Bahrain’s young men and women have proven their professional ability to obtain the highest positions in the financial sector.” - Abdulmohsin Omran Al Omran
As the founder and CEO of The Family Office Wealth Management Company, Abdulmohsin Al-Omran has witnessed growth at an incredible scale in Bahrain’s financial sector. Uniquely positioned as an investment-encouraging environment, the Kingdom offers a plethora of business opportunities, financial growth and career aspirations for the people of Bahrain and beyond. Abdulmohsin expresses his enormous pride in the prominent competitive position that The Family Office has achieved in the global market, reflecting the promising future of endless possibilities that lie ahead for Bahrain. With Vision 2030 and the #TeamBahrain initiative in action – guided by the government, the King, Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, and his eldest son, the Crown Prince Salman – the kingdom’s prosperity, innovation and development will be guaranteed long into the future.
“We are extremely “bullish” on Bahrain’s prospects and chances of success.” - Jamal Al Kishi
Jamal Al Kishi, CEO of Gulf International Bank (GIB) B.S.C and Deputy Group CEO, has always been fascinated by the leadership of the Kingdom’s government providing GIB with a strong foundation for growth and development, such as supportive policies, hospitable people and an exceptional work environment. All these important aspects enable GIB to excel as one of the leading regional entities in its industry, and Jamal certainly expects Bahrain’s future and opportunities to grow even further in the future.
"We're excited to work with students who will be of a global mindset." - Dr Susan Saxton
Dr Susan Saxton, President of the American University in Bahrain, has witnessed a vast development increase across the Kingdom thanks to the new regulations, procedures, and community support under the influential leadership of the government, the King, Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, and his eldest son, the Crown Prince Salman. Saxton is delighted with the continuing progress that the American University continues to achieve, preparing a new generation of students with a unique skill set that meets the aspirations of the Kingdom's Vision 2030.
"The arrival of new business sectors, initiatives and policies will ultimately increase the confidence of all investors in the Kingdom, in Bahrain and beyond, as a standard environment for business and investment opportunities." Nawaf Al Zayni
President of Al Zayani Investments, Nawaf recognizes the tools invested in developing Bahrain's future and sees that the goal of economic growth is engraved in the nation’s DNA and its inclusivity, as both are necessary elements of success. Bahrain continues to move forward with policies and reforms that empower businesses and industries to establish themselves and grow. He emphasizes the prosperous investment environment that the Kingdom has thanks to its infrastructure, human cadres, legislation and laws that enhance development opportunities.
"At Alba, we have already taken significant steps in the right direction to position the roadmap towards zero-carbon neutrality." - Ali Al Baqali
Ali Al Baqali is the CEO of Alba. Alba has played a major role in the industrialization and economic diversification of Bahrain for decades. Alba's core policy includes a commitment to sustainability – introducing a low-carbon future to developing a path towards zero carbon neutrality by 2060.
“Today, the Kingdom of Bahrain continues its successes in all business industries, making it in line to be one of the leading countries across the globe.” - Nezar Banabeela, stc CEO
“The Kingdom of Bahrain, thanks to the initiatives implemented by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, may God protect him, has been continuing to develop at scale in line with new policies, objectives, and Vision 2030 to improve economic growth for various sectors. Today, Bahrain continues its successes in all business industries, making it one of the leading countries across the globe for improved sustainability, investments and employment, education, and women’s workplace equality. We see a bright future for the Kingdom of Bahrain and stc thanks to the newly formed initiatives, the support from our leaders and the opportunities that lie ahead for Bahrain. We wish our beloved Bahrain, its residents, businesses and visitors all the best for the future. We look forward to seeing you grow with us and our Kingdom.”