Khalid Dannish set to replace Khalid Saad who is leaving to take care of his own Fintech ventures.
Bahrain Fintech Bay (BFB) on Tuesday announced changes to its leadership group, together with Khalid Dannish being marketed to the role of CEO, effective from February 1.
The appointment follows the departure of founding CEO Khalid Saad who will leave to pursue his Fintech ventures that aim to encourage the ecosystem,” a statement said.
Since its launching in February 2018, Bahrain Fintech Bay launched its acceleration program, in addition to a Fintech gift program and is home to 42 Fintech residents and has brought together over 100 partners.
Dannish stated: “I’ve had the chance to be part of Bahrain Fintech Bay out of our launching, and I am thrilled to be given the chance to direct the next stage of expansion and strengthen our value proposition to our spouses, fintech along with the area.
“With the Economic Development Board and also our heritage partners we’ve assembled a really impactful and innovation-led system to place Bahrain for a long time ahead.”
Khalid Humaidan, chairman of Bahrain Fintech Bay, included: “I’d love to thank Khalid Saad for top Bahrain FinTech Bay because its beginning and we want him all the very best in his endeavors. Furthermore, I anticipate working with Khalid Dannish to take this significant national initiative ahead and fortify Bahrain’s leadership in Fintech”
Dannish was a vice president at JP Morgan in London.
Bahrain Fintech Bay provides a heart to incubate Fintech initiatives that are scalable through acceleration programmes, invention labs actions, educational opportunities and programs.