Manama, Bahrain – 9 March 2020 – Innovate Finance UK announced “The Women in FinTech Powerlist 2019” which included Head of Fintech & Innovation Unit at the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) Ms. Yasmeen Al Sharaf. Ms. Al Sharaf was selected amongst the Policy Makers and Regulatory Experts category which caters for Regulators, Policy Advisors and Compliance Professionals.
The Women in FinTech Powerlist initiative was launched to recognize women leading innovation in financial services and has recently published the list of 200 women shaping the future of finance. Innovate Finance received over 650 applications for this year’s list which incorporates 7 different categories including; Senior Leaders, Rising Stars, Technology Professionals, Investors, Policy Makers and Regulatory Experts, Marketers & Communicators and Financial & Professional Services; resulting in applications and nominations from around the world which were reviewed and finalized by a panel of independent judges and experts in FinTech. It is worth noting that Innovate Finance UK is an Independent industry body that represents and advances the global FinTech community. Innovate Finance’s focus ranges from startups to global financial institutions to investors, professional services firms, and global FinTech hubs.
On this occasion Ms. Al Sharaf commented: “I am honored to have been selected amongst 200 other inspirational women from all around the world, to be part of Innovate Finance’s “Women in FinTech Powerlist 2019” under the ‘Policy Makers & Regulatory Experts’ segment. I am proud to be representing Bahraini women in the FinTech field and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Innovate Finance for this selection and for their recognition and I look forward to seeing more recognitions for successful Bahraini women.”
The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) extends its congratulations to Ms. Yasmeen Al Sharaf on this achievement and praises the role of women across all sectors including FinTech.