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Hisham Abu Alfateh

Hisham Abu Alfateh

Head of Corporate Communications, National Bank of Bahrain

Hisham Abu Alfateh is the Head of Corporate Communications at National Bank of Bahrain, with a mandate to rebrand the 62 year old bank and position it in the media as the leading financial institution regionally.

Mr Alfateh enjoys a diversified experience.  His most recent were in telecommunications lifestyle management through his short tenure with Zain Bahrain as Director of Zain SIGNATURE, where he built an extensive VIP database and introduced the SIGNATURE Concierge, a value added lifestyle service dedicated to the elite.  He then went on to work as Group Commercial Officer for Peacock Concierge where he helped in expanding the company’s
customer portfolio and reach today it rests as the largest lifestyle provider in the region.

Mr Alfateh’s financial experience ranges from credit underwriting, investment banking, venture capital and private equity Most of that experience came from Venture Capital Bank where he worked as Head of Corporate Communications Investment Placement Manager He contributed to the team who managed to place the Bank as a regional pioneer in Islamic investment, in addition to attracting considerable investments from government bodies, private investment firms and high net worth individuals Hisham further stretched his financial knowledge by working at Bahrain Institute of Banking Finance as Head of Marketing where he was given a two year project to establish the Marketing function, employ the responsible calibre and increase the institute’s reach locally, regionally and internationally.

Mr Alfateh’s aviation experience was gained through Gulf Air when he worked as the Head of Corporate Communications CEO Office Manager.  Through diligent execution of a robust communication strategy and managing a strong team, Gulf Air’s reputation reached new heights allowing it to compete with regional giants.

Alongside his corporate life, which also includes advertising in Promoseven Group, Mr Alfateh is a well known Public Speaker, TV Presenter, Master of Ceremony and Moderator He has presented many shows on TV, mastered prestigious events and moderated several conferences, workshops and debate sessions in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, UAE, Lebanon, Egypt, England, France, Ireland, South Africa and Australia.  Moreover, Mr Alfateh is part of the University of Bahrain’s College of Business Administration as he is an approved part time Lecturer for the Department of Management Marketing.

Mr Alfateh holds an MBA from University of Sunderland (United Kingdom), a Diploma in Airline Studies from IATA and a Diploma in Accounting from University of Bahrain.

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