Head of Accelerator Programs, Bahrain FinTech Bay
Vice-President, FinTech Consortium
MSc in Business Management, Edinburgh Napier University
BSc in Banking and Finance, University of Wales
Bader is the Head of Accelerator Programs of Bahrain FinTech Bay.
Prior to joining FinTech Bay, Bader was the Program Manager at C5 and ran the Cloud10 Program which was Bahrain’s first cloud accelerator built in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Labor Fund (Tamkeen) and the Economic Development Board of Bahrain (EDB).
Prior to Joining C5, Bader was a Senior Executive at the EDB, where he was part of the Business Development team. Bader was responsible for all foreign direct investment in the ICT sector for Europe and Asia. He also worked extensively as part of a committee tasked to set Bahrain’s ICT strategy which lead to Bahrain’s focus on the building a startup ecosystem, among other areas. Bader was additionally given the responsibly to support the growth of the startup ecosystem and actively attracted regional startups to Bahrain
Bader holds a MSc from Edinburgh Napier University in Business Management and Entrepreneurship and a BSc from University of Wales, Bangor in Banking and Finance. Bader is also currently a Venture Partner at Rise Capital which is a Silicon Valley Based Venture Capital firm.
Prior to moving to Bahrain Bader has lived in Scotland, Wales, Germany, England and Switzerland.