business bites A PRUDENT PARTNERSHIP
The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications signed a partnership agreement with Arab Financial Services (AFS) as exclusive POS (point-of-sale) acquirer for Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2020. BIAS has a 10-year successful track record and is now a proven platform for facilitating business generation for global companies, including the world’s leading aerospace companies, in the Gulf region. Its sixth edition will be held on November 18-20 at the Sakhir Air Base under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and under the supervision of Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, King Hamad’s Personal Representative and Head of the BIAS Supreme Organising Committee. Director of the Bahrain International Airshow, Yousif Mohammed Mahmoud, expressed appreciation to the management team of AFS for their support of BIAS 2020 and for their positive contribution in further propelling Bahrain’s positioning in the sphere of global events.
Bahrain-based Investcorp has announced that it has acquired Fortune International, a super-regional speciality distributor of seafood and gourmet food products. The company was founded in 2001 by Sean O’Scannlain, who will continue to lead the company as CEO and maintain a significant ownership stake. Fortune distributes fresh and frozen seafood and gourmet foods across the Midwestern US and has continually expanded its geographic footprint by acquiring speciality distributors in strategic markets. It has grown to become one of the largest speciality food and seafood distributors in the US. “Specialty foodservice distribution in the United States is a highly fragmented, resilient and growing $40-billion market,” said Hazem Ben-Gacem, co-CEO at Investcorp. “We believe that Fortune is well-positioned to capture significant share with its unique platform as a scaled, speciality seafood enterprise.”
JOINING THE TEAM
Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) recently announced the appointment of three new board members, Jean-Christophe Durand, Yaser AlSharifi and Dana Buheji. Chairman of BisB, Dr Esam Abdulla Fakhro, said: “On behalf of the Board of Directors of BisB, it is with great pleasure that I extend my congratulations and welcome to the new members. We look forward to working together to achieve unprecedented levels of growth for BisB.” The three newly appointed board members currently occupy key positions within the structure of the executive management of NBB. Jean-Christophe Durand has held the position of CEO since 2016, Dana Buheji, the Chief Human Resources Officer of NBB, has more than 19 years of experience in HR and Yaser AlSharifi, the Chief Strategy Officer of NBB, boasts more than 24 years of experience in investment management and corporate finance across the various regions, besides leading NBB’s digital transformation and innovation efforts.
COMPREHENSIVE CARE FOR WOMEN Royal Bahrain Hospital is thrilled to announce the joining of Dr Bhanu Handa, its specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology from India. Dr Bhanu has more than 22 years of experience and certification in the field after completing her residency training at the Lady Hardinge Medical Complex, in New Delhi. Dr Bhanu is also a certified member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Ireland, and has various publications in local and international peer-reviewed journals in this field. She is actively involved in the diagnosis, treatment and management of pregnancy-related conditions, antenatal and delivery care (normal and caesarean www.bahrainthismonth.com
section) of pregnant women. Dr Bhanu also deals with gynaecological procedures such as smears, colposcopy, hysteroscopy, hysterectomy and ovarian cystectomy. She is available for assessments of various gynaecological and obstetrical conditions faced by women including managements of miscarriages, family planning and more. Patients can now download the Royal Bahrain Hospital mobile application to book appointments on iOS and android devices. Call 17 246-800 or visit www.royalbahrainhospital.com. March 2020 61
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