Karim Helal

Country Director


Graduating with honors from Egypt’s prestigious Cairo University with a BA in Business
Administration, Karim Helal started his career in banking in 1972 at the Arab African International Bank as Head of International Finance Department, later moving to Bahrain to establish the banks new OBU subsidiary following which he joined another regional bank based in Bahrain as MD of the group operating in the GCC, South East Asia and London.

He was the first chairman of the Diving & Water sports Tourism Chamber and three.