Mr. Ahmed Abdulrahim holds an MBA from the University of Glamorgan, Wales (UK), and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Financial Accountants, London (UK) and the Institute of Public Accountants, Australia. He also holds an Executive Management Diploma from the University of Bahrain and an Advance Banking Diploma from the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance. He is also a certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Ahmed Abdulrahim is the Chief Executive Officer of Ithmaar Group, including Ithmaar Bank. He started his career in the Accounting Department with Aluminum Bahrain followed by Chase Manhattan Bank (currently J.P. Morgan) as Head of Financial Control. He then joined the National Bank of Bahrain where he served for 28 years in various executive levels and in different capacities, including Manager of Foreign Exchange and Funding, Chief Internal Auditor and Assistant General Manager of Corporate Services Group.
Ahmed Abdulrahim held the dual roles of Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Shamil Bank and Chief Operating Officer at Ithmaar Bank for approximately four years. In 2013 he was appointed as CEO, Ithmaar Bank. Currently serves as Vice Chairman of Faysal Bank Limited (Pakistan), Vice Chairman of Solidarity Group (Bahrain), member of the Board of Directors of Ithmaar Development Company (Bahrain), Vice Chairman of The Benefit Company (Bahrain) and Vice Chairman of The Waqf Fund of the Islamic Banks (Bahrain).