Baha Al-Marzooq

Chief of Internal Audit

Baha Al-Marzooq, Chief of Internal Audit, supports the Group’s strategic success by ensuring a systematic and disciplined approach to internal control, risk management and governance processes; reporting to the Board Audit & Risk Committee to maintain the internal audit function independency from the Group’s management.

Baha has more than two decades of auditing and banking experience, and for the last few years has supported the Group’s recovery efforts that were remarkably concluded with total income above US$500 million.

Prior to joining the Group, Baha worked with Ernst & Young (EY) – Bahrain, one of the ‘Big Four’ global auditing firms, as Manager in the Assurance Services during which he also served in other regional offices of EY such as Kuwait, Qatar and Houston Texas – USA. During his tenor with EY, Baha was in charge of auditing a number of clients from different sectors namely Islamic Banks, Conventional Banks, Investment funds, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Hospitality and Government sectors.

He holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from Bahrain University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) California, USA in 2001. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Bahrain in addition to a number of specialized professional qualifications including, Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Global Management Accountant and has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance. He has also participated in several technical, business and leadership programs and lately completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program from Harvard Business School.