Financial Institutions Group, IFC

Over 20 years of experience in investment, corporate and SME Banking in IFC, Arab Palestinian Investment Bank, Société Générale de Banque au Jordanine, and Credit Guarantee programs. Bilal joined IFC as an Operations Officer in MENA financial infrastructure team and Banking Advisory Services Program. He managed of a number of financial infrastructure, risk management and SME banking advisory projects in Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen with focus of Islamic banks. Prior to working with the World Bank group in 2006, Bilal managed the European Union Euro 40m Loan Guarantee Program in Jordan, assumed the responsibility of Senior Credit and Investment Officer in Arab Palestinian Investment Bank and worked in the Palestinian Monitory Authority in Banking Supervision department. Bilal holds a B.A. in Business Management from Cairo University and Masters in Islamic Finance from the World Islamic Science and Education University.