INJAZ Bahrain successfully held its annual Young CEO Program. The program, hosted at CitiBank headquarters, witnessed 29 students from 18 schools and 11 universities participate in the 2019 edition.

The Young CEO Program delivers on INJAZ’s mission to prepare Bahraini youth to succeed in the global economy and offers students the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of top executives across different industries. The program offers students valuable market knowledge and develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of top officials represented by INJAZ Bahrain’s board members as they develop into Bahrain’s future successful business leaders.

Program participants met with 11 of INJAZ Bahrain’s board members including Her Highness Shaikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa – Chairperson of INJAZ Bahrain, Mr. Mohammad Al Moayyed – Chairman of Al Moayyed Group, Dr.Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Khalfia – CEO of Banagas, Mr. Khalid Al Sabbagh – General Manager at Bapco, Shaikh Bader Al Khalifa – Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Batelco, Mr. Usman Ahmad – CEO of Citi Bank Bahrain, Mr. Essa Al Jowder – Managing Partner at Ernst & Young, Mr. Abdulhakeem Al Khayyat – CEO of KFH Bahrain, Mr. Sattam Al Gosaibi – CEO of KHCB, Mr. Talal Kanoo – Managing Director at EK Kanoo, and Mrs. Dana Buheji – Chief Human Resource Officer at National Bank of Bahrain.

The day’s agenda included INJAZ Bahrain board meeting, the ‘Young CEO’ program and ended with a group photo session and attendees lunch. Additionally, students were treated to a seminar on financial and project planning by Ms. Thawra Al Dhaen, CEO of Bahrain Food Bank, prior to the program.

Her Highness Shaikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa commented on the program saying: “At INJAZ Bahrain – infusing the spirit of entrepreneurship in the hearts and minds of Bahrain’s youth is our core mission and as part of our devotion to inspire and prepare our youth for the real business world. INJAZ will always be committed to guide students and allow them to unlock their potential by providing knowledgeable programs and creative workshops. I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to the INJAZ Bahrain team, to our volunteers and to the Board Members for their dedication, commitment and continuous support. “

The capstone of INJAZ programs, born from more than 100 years of JA Worldwide programing, exposes youth to the concepts of free-market economics and participatory governance and capital.

Over 200,000 students have participated in work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship training opportunities aimed at developing basic skills to start and run their own businesses, along with soft skills increasingly in demand by the private sector