Palestine’s sustainable banking leader for 62 years, Bank of Palestine (BoP) represents the future of banking with high-impact sustainable finance initiatives, gender & financial inclusion, and digital innovation. Mahmoud Shawa, BoP’s CEO, discusses the bank’s strategic commitment to sustainability and its role supporting Palestine’s economic growth and climate change goals.
Bridge Bank Group Côte d’Ivoire (BBG CI) has emerged as a major player in the nation’s banking industry and a supportive financial partner to the region’s economically important SME sector. Ehouman Kassi, BBG CI’s CEO, discusses the bank’s new portfolio guarantee agreement with the African Guarantee Fund and expansion of its successful SME strategy.
Bahrain’s first local bank with expanding retail and corporate markets at home and in the GCC, National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) places ESG best practices at the core of its operations and strategy. Jean-Christophe Durand, CEO of NBB, discusses the bank’s sustainability leadership and how its commitment to responsible banking strengthens its market position and alignment with Bahrain’s future economic goals.
Egypt’s fastest growing bank and the leading investment bank in frontier emerging markets, EFG Hermes has put digital innovation at the heart of its growth strategy. EFG Hermes’s Ahmed Waly, Head of Brokerage, Mohamed Fathy, Chief Information Officer and Mohamed Keshk, Corporate Product Manager, discuss the digital future of brokerage and relaunching the bank’s mobile trading app to serve increasing retail demand.
Disruptive forces are increasingly defining Russia’s banking landscape. Amid the rapid pace of digitalisation, business models – and customer expectations – are changing. Corporate initiatives to create their own ecosystems have focused on identifying synergies and new niches, developing products ...