Bahrain Financial Services
Jane joined the Economic Development Board of Bahrain (EDB) in May 2006 with a brief to launch and head up Bahrain Financial Services (BFS). She came to Bahrain from the Isle of Man (IOM), bringing a wealth of international and jurisdictional expertise to BFS, having undertaken a similar role for 3 Â½ years in IOM financial business development and promotion.
BFS is a department within the EDB, created to provide dedicated support to the needs of the financial services industry and provides a single point of contact for international financial services firms looking to establish a presence in the Kingdom. Under Janeâ€™s management, BFS has won global recognition for Bahrain, when in March 2008 the latest Global Financial Centres Index identified Bahrain as the worldâ€™s fastest growing financial centre.
Jane has a comprehensive background in the financial services industry spanning 30 years, with specific experience in marketing, client relationship management, sales and management. Having worked in Bahrain, the Isle of Man, Jersey and the UK, Jane has a great deal of experience in different legal and regulatory environments and benefits from an in-depth understanding of offshore jurisdictions, asset management, life assurance and global banking.
Whilst working as a tutor for BPP Offshore Training from 1999 to 2002, Jane helped over 1500 individuals gain their professional qualifications with the Securities and Investment Institute (SII), the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the Institute for Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is dedicated to encouraging life long learning and actively supports individuals and professional institutes to enable this.