Arab Financial Services Honored for Workforce Nationalization Efforts in Bahrain


Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – Arab Financial Services (AFS), the leading provider of digital payment solutions and fintech enabler in the Middle East and Africa, has been recognized and honored for its efforts to nationalize the workforce work at an event that took place recently on the sidelines of the GCC Ministerial Meetings hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. AFS was the only financial institution in the Kingdom of Bahrain to receive this honor, as a committed employer of Bahraini talent.

On this occasion, the CEO of Samer Soliman Arab Financial Services (AFS) declared: “It is a huge honor for AFS and it reflects the importance we place on recruiting and training local talent. Our people are the most important drivers of organizational growth and innovation, and this award validates our best practices in all areas of employee development. I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Labor of the Kingdom of Bahrain. & Social Development, for honoring and recognizing the efforts of AFS, and to our regulator, Central Bank of Bahrain, for actively supporting our growth and innovation.

His Excellency the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD), of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Eng. Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, honored 19 leading companies in the fields of labor and development in the GCC states, during the event. Ms. Zainab Ali, Senior Human Resources Manager, received the award on behalf of AFS.

With 70% Bahrainization in its operations in Bahrain, AFS is committed to investing in its national workforce while providing exciting career opportunities both locally and regionally. More recently, AFS successfully concluded its inaugural summer internship program: AFS iSuites. The program, which has trained promising, mostly Bahraini students from local, regional and global academic institutions, demonstrates AFS’s commitment to supporting young people by developing their professional and technical skills. The internship program aimed to give students with a range of academic specializations a solid foundation of payment technology knowledge that will serve them well in the future.

Regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain and majority owned by Bank ABC, AFS offers many revolutionary end-to-end digital payment services and solutions. These cover debit, credit and Islamic card processing, merchant acquiring, financial technology and a suite of industry-leading value-added services. Providing the highest quality payment solutions that businesses trust, AFS has offices and data centers in Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Oman. Its dedication to innovation has positioned AFS as a market driving force offering a rich portfolio of payment solutions, including popular digital mobile wallets, market-leading merchant acquiring services, leading digital payroll solution from Bahrain, global contact centers and more.


About AFS:

Arab Financial Services was established in 1984 to provide payment products, services and expertise to banks and merchant groups and provide customized payment solutions in an increasingly divergent, disruptive and dynamic payment ecosystem.

The key to the company’s continued growing success was a management team committed to investing in the latest cutting-edge technologies. AFS is owned by a total of 37 banks and financial institutions and serves more than 60 customers in more than 20 countries in the MEA region.

Today, AFS is the region’s leading provider of digital payment solutions and a Fintech enabler, regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

AFS’ innovative approach to providing financial services is exemplified by a series of pioneering payment services that span card processing services, merchant acquiring, fintech solutions and an impressive range of value-added services. added.

AFS’ focus on innovation has positioned the company as a driving force in the market, offering a rich portfolio of payment solutions including digital mobile wallets, customer-facing merchant acquiring services; Al Rateb, Bahrain’s leading digital payroll solution, global contact centers and more.

Recognized by businesses across the region, AFS has been recognized as the “Best New Payments Solution Provider for MSMEs Business Bahrain 2022” by Global Business Magazine, the “Leading Payments Innovator Bahrain 2021″ by World Business Outlook and the ” Best payment solution provider

Bahrain 2021” by Global Banking & Finance Review.

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