BBK, Bahrain’s pioneer in Retail and Commercial Banking, conducted a Crisis Management Simulation Exercise on the 10th of December, 2011. The aim of this exercise was to simulate a real life crisis event scenario, and then put the bank-wide Business Continuity Plans (BCP) in operation to ensure that critical banking services are restored and available to customers in shortest possible time. This exercise was managed and coordinated by the Bank’s dedicated Business Continuity Management Team.
BBK, has been actively pursuing its Business Continuity Management plan and enhancing its capabilities. BBK is one of the first banks in the Kingdom of Bahrain to have its own dedicated, fully equipped and functional Business Continuity Center. This provides customers with a continuity of critical banking services and at the same time secures its vital assets in the event of any unforeseen events leading to disruption of normal functioning.
From the time of the sudden initiation of the crisis situation to the actual recovery and availability of critical banking services to its customers, the entire process was executed seamlessly with in the target time frame. During this exercise all critical components of the BCP were tested successfully.
Mr. Abdulkarim Bucheery, Chief Executive and the members of Executive Management participated in the exercise along with over 100 employees from various areas of the Bank. Mr. Bucheery expressed satisfaction on the exercise and commented: “The success of the Business Continuity simulation exercise is a major step for BBK’s preparedness to ensure business continuity in the event of any unforeseen events. It demonstrates the Bank's commitment towards its stakeholders by ensuring adoption of best market practices and also meeting regulatory requirements. We are proud to be in forefront in our preparedness to provide better and uninterrupted services to the customers.