Press Releases

Capital Intelligence Affirms GIB Ratings, Highlighting Bank’s ‘Stable’ Financial Strength

Gulf International Bank (GIB) announced recently that Capital Intelligence Ratings (CI), the international credit rating agency, has affirmed the Bank’s Long-Term Foreign Currency Rating (FCR) at ‘A+’ and the Short-Term FCR at ‘A1’. 

Read more 10.07.2018

Riyadh-Based GIB Capital wins “Best bond house in the Middle East”

30th June 2018, GIB Capital, the Riyadh-based regional investment banking and asset management arm of Gulf International Bank (GIB), is proud to announce that it was recognised as “The Best bond house in the Middle East” at the EMEA Finance’s Middle East Banking Awards 2017. The awards were announced at EMEA Finance Achievement Awards Charity Dinner held in June 2018 in London. 

Read more 01.07.2018

GIB Capital Advises Saudi Tabreed District Cooling Company (“Saudi Tabreed”) on the Investment by IDB Infrastructure Fund II in Saudi Tabreed

GIB Capital, the investment banking subsidiary of Gulf International Bank (“GIB”), has successfully advised Saudi Tabreed District Cooling Company (“Saudi Tabreed” or the “Company”) on the private placement of 22.8% shareholding in the Company to IDB Infrastructure Fund II (the “Fund”). The transaction was completed in April 2018.

Read more 06.05.2018

More than 100 people participate in GIB’s World Earth Day 2018 tree planting event

More than 100 people - employees of the bank and general public -participated in GIB’s third tree planting initiative commemorating the World Earth Day on Saturday 21 April. Families with children and environmental enthusiasts planted about 300 trees, shrubs and flowers to enhance the existing shrubbery at the Ibn Al-Nafees Garden in Sitra.  


GIB organised the planting activity with the support of the Capital Municipality and Gulf City Cleaning. The event was registered by GIB on the global campaign site via to mark its participation in the annual global campaign. 

Read more 23.04.2018

meem, the Region’s First Digital Bank Launches in the Kingdom of Bahrain

meem, the digital retail banking services arm of Gulf International Bank B.S.C. (GIB), is pleased to announce its official launch in the Kingdom of Bahrain. H.E. Mr. Rasheed Al Maraj, the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, attended the technology driven launch event as the guest of honour in the meem store at The Avenues, Bahrain.


The Minister of Oil, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, along with other dignitaries also attended the event.

Read more 23.04.2018

GIB Capital wins “Best Investment Bank for new Financial Technology in Middle East” & “Best Investment in Bahrain” by Global Finance Magazine

GIB Capital, the Riyadh-based investment banking and regional asset management arm of Gulf International Bank (GIB), is proud to announce that they won two Global Finance Magazine Awards: “Best Investment Bank for new Financial Technology in Middle East” and “Best Investment Bank in Bahrain”.   This was recently announced by Global Finance Magazine, New York, in an exclusive survey to be published in the April 2018 issue.

Read more 05.04.2018

A Unique and Enduring Legacy - His Excellency Jammaz bin Abdullah Al-Suhaimi

Chairman of Gulf International Bank from May 2008 to November 2017


At certain times in history, a singular individual emerges from the crowd to address a particular situation or crisis, challenge existing norms, and serve as a paragon of visionary leadership and champion of change.

Read more 21.01.2018