Manama, December 12, 2021: BNP Paribas Middle East & Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Rami Falah as General Manager of BNP Paribas Bahrain Conventional Retail Branch (CRB) with immediate effect. Rami will also continue as Head of Islamic Banking, for BNP Paribas Middle East & Africa. He reports to Amine Bel Hadj Soulami, CEO, BNP Paribas Middle East & Africa, based out of the regional Headquarters in Bahrain.
Rami Falah, a Bahraini national, initially joined BNP Paribas in 2004 as a Senior Relationship Manager. He was promoted to Head of Islamic Banking in 2006, a position he has held since. He began his career with Arab Bank as a Junior Credit Analyst, Compliance & Credit Control in 1996, before becoming a Relationship Manager within the financial institutions department.
Amine Bel Hadj Soulami, Head of BNP Paribas Middle East & Africa said “Over the past 17 years, Rami Falah has significantly contributed to BNP Paribas. As Head of Islamic Banking, Middle East & Africa, he has worked on landmark international deals, overseeing everything from product design to delivery, in the service of sustaining and deepening our relationships with our Islamic Finance clients. He has the right capabilities to support our business in Bahrain, and drive further growth across our corporate and institutional activities. “
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in the Eurozone and a prominent international banking institution. It has a presence in 68 countries, with more than 193,000 employees. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, International Financial Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking. The Group helps all its clients to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas, as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
BNP Paribas has been operating in the MEA region for over 45 years, where it is active in the fields of Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services. The Bank has a presence in five of the Gulf countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The BNP Paribas Group in South Africa is represented by a full commercial branch in Johannesburg and BNP Paribas Personal Finance Ltd. (RCS) a consumer finance company based in Cape Town. BNP Paribas is also present in Morocco through the BNP Paribas Regional Investment Company (BRIC), which acts as a hub for wider Africa.