Central Bank of Bahrain

Brief History

Established in 1973, the central bank issues currency, regulates exchange and credit policy, licenses and supervises banks, and is the fiscal agent for the government.


Hassan Khalifa Al Jalahma
Terms of appointment: 4 years; appointed by the King.


Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj
T: +973 17 547 500/555 F: +973 17 537799 
E: governor@cbb.gov.bh
Terms of appointment: 4 years; term began in January 2005; reappointed in 2009, 2013 and 2017; appointed by the council of

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