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GBCORP reaffirms faith in Bahrain as financial hub
05 : 17 PM - 10/05/2011
Manama, May 10 (BNA) -- Global Banking Corporation (GBCORP) today announced the appointment of Oscar Silva as Chief Executive Officer. Silva is an acknowledged investment banking professional with 28 years of expertise in investment banking and asset management with focus on emerging markets.



Prior to joining GBCORP, Silva was associated with some of the leading banks in the region and also worked in international financial institutions in Toronto, New York, Tokyo and London.

Commenting on his appointment, Silva said: "I am very honoured to accept the role of CEO at GBCORP. In its short history, GBCORP has already shown its strong potential to become a leading international Islamic investment bank. By continuously improving a culture of excellence, we can make that potential become reality. I am delighted to have the opportunity to play a leading role in the continued growth, diversification and prosperity of the Bank for the benefit of its shareholders, employees and our beloved Bahrain."
Welcoming Mr. Silva to GBCORP, Abdul Rahman Al Jasmi, GBCORP’s, Vice Chairman said: "I am confident that Oscar’s vast experience and expertise will be invaluable as we move forward with a strong investment agenda. The Kingdom of Bahrain will continue to be the hub of our global operations as we seek to further our reach into new markets and consolidate and build on our strategic investment initiatives."


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BNA 1336 GMT 2011/05/10


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