Abdulrahman Esam works as a senior auditor for the Regularity Audit Directorate at the National Audit Office. He is part of a team responsible for auditing the final account of the government of Bahrain and ensuring the account is in compliance with rules and regulations.
Abdulrahman has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Bahrain. He also holds qualifications as a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst – Level 1.
Abdulrahman’s interests include economics, politics, psychology, Islamic studies, and developing creative solutions to empower his fellow colleagues.
Abeer Bader is an officer at the Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah) where she is currently pursuing a career in real estate project management.
With direct involvement in a variety of strategic developments ranging from retail, industrial and mixed-use waterfront masterplan projects, Abeer has had the opportunity to work closely with local and international consultants across multiple disciplines. Abeer has also worked on a range of due diligence studies for traffic, environment, marine and infrastructure projects.
Abeer holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture Engineering from the University of Bahrain. Her interests include nature, culture and history, as well as maintaining an active lifestyle.
Ahmed Al Qayem works at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, where he has contributed towards a number of projects related to the technology sector, as well as providing support to local start-ups and small and medium-enterprises (SMEs). Ahmed has also been involved in a number of strategic projects aimed at further developing the ministry’s regulatory framework for systems and services.
Ahmed holds a bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technology, majoring in Management Information Systems, from Bahrain Polytechnic, and holds professional certificates in the fields of Information Technology and Project Management.
Ahmed’s interests include volunteering for good causes, foreign policy and space exploration.
Ahmed Alsaffar works as an instructor in the Mechanical and Motor Vehicle division of the Bahrain Training Institute (BTI). His responsibilities include managing vehicle technology programmes and preparing training materials for the Institute’s trainees. Ahmed also works as an internal verifier for the division, supervising graduate projects and preparing evaluation plans.
Ahmed is a member of the Institute’s strategic planning and internal quality assurance committees. He is also an approved vehicle expert and works with the Kingdom’s courts on mediation and arbitration related to automotive cases.
Ahmed holds a master's degree in Automotive Systems Engineering from Loughborough University and a bachelor's degree in Automotive Engineering from Birmingham City University. His interests include Motor Sports and Automotive technology.
Ali Mohamed Yusuf works at the Capital Markets Supervision Directorate at the Central Bank of Bahrain. His responsibilities include conducting periodic reviews of the bank’s regulatory and supervisory framework, as well as assessing capital market institutions to certify compliance with Central Bank policy.
Prior to joining the Central Bank, Ali worked in the private sector during which time he broadened his understanding of local and regional financial markets. Ali holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, majoring in Accounting, from Bahrain Polytechnic, as well as a diploma in Investment. Ali is currently working to become a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).
Ali’s interests include poetry, reading, music, and learning new languages. He is currently learning Spanish, the Oud instrument, and the Holy Book "Quran" Tajweed.
Faisal Ahmed Saleh is a Trading Operations Supervisor at the Bahrain Bourse where he oversees the daily operations of the trading team, and monitors and analyses trade movements. In addition to his daily responsibilities, Faisal has worked on the creation and implementation of several trading programmes and systems within the exchange.
Faisal holds an MBA in Investment and Economics from Griffith College, Dublin and a bachelor’s degree in International Business Management from the American College, Dublin. Faisal enjoys cooking, reading, and studying civilisational history.
Fatima Al Khan is a Senior Youth Activities Specialist at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs. Her responsibilities include managing projects, conferences and programmes aimed at developing youth.
Fatima regularly heads up the Design Committee, which leads on design and marketing communications elements within projects. This role includes creating new concepts for advertising campaigns and accompanying branding.
Fatima holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic and Communications Design from the University of Leeds and later completed her master’s degree in Business, with a focus on Marketing and Management, at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Fatima’s true passions lie in the visual arts and illustration.
Fatima works with the Central Bank of Bahrain as a Financial Analyst in the Wholesale Banking Supervision Directorate. Her role includes assessing banks' compliance with Central Bank rules and regulations, flagging adverse or emerging risk issues, and proposing recommendations to executive management.
Prior to joining the Central Bank, Fatima worked in the private sector at Al Baraka Banking Group.
Fatima is passionate about issues of accessibility in education. She volunteers as a private tutor and teaches a range of subjects, from Arabic at kindergarten level to IB-level Economics.
Fatima holds a bachelor’s degree in Business with Finance from the Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University.
Layla Sabeel is an environmental specialist with the Environmental Assessment and Control Directorate at the Supreme Council for Environment. She is responsible for assessing industrial, marine and infrastructure projects, as well as for setting the required conditions for environmental licences. In addition, Layla is a member of the National Medical Waste Management Guidelines team.
Layla holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Swansea University, where she won the environmental engineering award for the best individual contribution to a design project.
Layla has completed a range of training programmes with organisations including the World Bank, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries.
Layla’s interests include education and listening to audiobooks.
Maryam Kazerooni works as an analyst at the Capital Markets Supervision Directorate at the Central Bank of Bahrain. Maryam’s day-to-day responsibilities include evaluating compliance trends with the aim of identifying possible contraventions of laws and regulations. In addition, Maryam has contributed towards a number of projects, including amending the sixth volume of the Central Bank rulebook on Capital Markets.
Maryam holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Manchester Metropolitan University, where she is also an international alumni ambassador. During her studies, Maryam worked as an outreach and language student ambassador at the university to raise students’ aspirations through coaching and mentoring.
Captain Marzooq Salem works at the Works Directorate within the Ministry of Interior, where he serves as the head of the Quantity Survey Branch. His responsibilities include reviewing the financial accounts of construction projects and maintenance work, tendering and procurement, contract administrations, and providing technical advice on disputes. Furthermore, Marzooq assists in preparing the annual budget report for current and future projects.
Marzooq joined the Royal Academy of Police in 2009 where he ranked third within his intake and earned a Diploma in Police and Criminal Science. Prior to that, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Furniture Design from the University of Leeds and a Master’s degree in Quantity Surveying from Salford University. Marzooq is an accredited mediator with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. His interests include designing and manufacturing furniture as well as reading.
Mohamed Abdulmalek works as a Senior Auditor with the Performance Audit Directorate at the National Audit Office. His work involves conducting in-depth data analysis, evaluating internal control environments, assessing auditees’ compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and drafting audit reports and recommendations.
Since joining the National Audit Office in 2013, Mohamed has participated in a number of risk-based performance audit assignments covering various business cycles in more than 15 government entities and companies.
Mohamed holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Investment Management from the Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University. Mohammed enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures.
Mohammed Al Araibi works as a general engineer in the Customer Services Directorate at the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA). Mohammed’s main responsibilities include studying and evaluating water and electricity connection applications, with a focus on housing projects in particular.
Mohammed holds a bachelor's degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering from Northumbria University. He is a certified consultant with SAP, one of the largest programming companies in the world.
Mohammed is interested in contributing to the implementation of priority government projects and leaving a positive impact on youth development within society.
Sara Ebrahim Al Gergawi works as a senior specialist in the Follow-up and Coordination Unit of the office of the Minister of Education. Her responsibilities include preparing reports and presentations on the ministry’s projects and initiatives. Sara has worked closely with the minister’s legal, educational and media consultants, as well as with other relevant departments.
Sara is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, where she received a master’s degree in Business Administration and Management, and a graduate of the University of Bahrain, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Sara also holds a diploma in Education, and various certificates in graphic design.
Before joining the Ministry of Education, Sara worked as a marketing officer for a leading real-estate project, gaining experience in marketing research, branding, advertising and budgeting.
Yusuf Osama Buheji is a Senior Quantity Surveyor with the Cost Engineering Directorate at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, where he has provided pre and post contract services for both public and private sector operators. His responsibilities include project costing, design economics, tendering and procurement, contract administration, management of claims and alternative dispute resolution.
Yusuf holds a Master’s degree in Construction Project Management from Heriot-Watt University and a Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of Reading. His research focus was on the use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to stimulate innovation within Bahrain’s infrastructure projects.
Yusuf is an accredited degree holder of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Project Management Institute. His interests include sustainable infrastructure projects, construction innovation and real estate development.