Gulf International Bank B.S.C. (GIB) is a leading pan-GCC universal bank, specialising in corporate and investment banking, with a growing retail footprint. 


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 the 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.


GIB’s services are delivered across the GCC and international markets through its subsidiaries: GIB Saudi Arabia, GIB Capital and GIB (UK) Ltd.  Additionally, the Bank has branches in the UAE, UK and USA. 


GIB Saudi Arabia is the first foreign domiciled bank to establish a local commercial bank in the Kingdom. It is headquartered in the Eastern Province and operates branches in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran, while the Bank’s investment banking activities are delivered by GIB Capital, based in Riyadh.GIB (UK) Ltd is a London and New York based international asset management subsidiary that also offers traditional banking services.