Headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and with branch offices in London and New York, Gulf International Bank (GIB) provides clients with a vital investment and business conduit between the region and the rest of the world.


Working in partnership with its clients, the Bank delivers innovative bespoke financial solutions for corporate and global transaction banking; debt and equity capital market-related transactions; plus financial advisory, asset management and treasury. GIB also pioneered the introduction of digital retail banking in the MENA region through the launch of meem in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kingdom of Bahrain. Supported by a cutting-edge digital ecosystem and an experienced team of over 1,000 staff, the Bank operates in strict accordance to the highest global standards of ethical and professional conduct.


Commencing operations in 1976, GIB is licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain as a conventional wholesale bank and a Conventional Retail Bank (branch). It is owned by the governments of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia holding a majority stake.


The Bank’s principal subsidiaries are GIB (UK) Limited in London and GIB Capital in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has international branches in London and New York; and regional branches in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran and Abu Dhabi, together with a representative office in Dubai. Marking an important milestone in its strategy to become a pan-GCC universal bank, GIB is currently in the final stages of converting its branches in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into a locallyincorporated bank.