Mr. Iain Blacklaw joined NBB in 2017 with a mandate to strengthen the Bank’s structure and foundation to create a more competitive bank. His role focuses on identifying greater efficiencies and streamlining operations through optimized and modernized practices both on a brick and mortar level and through the adoption of the latest technologies.

Mr. Blacklaw has more than 30 years of experience as an international banking and finance executive. He has built and run largescale operations across various sectors including banking and technology in complex organizations which require careful stakeholder management and has a successful track record of implementing major change initiatives including profit uplift programmes, cost reduction programmes, compliance and governance frameworks, customer experience programmes and outsourcing and management of major outsourcing contracts.

Mr. Blacklaw was also a Board Member of EDS Australia and Cyberlynx. Having graduated from Aberdeen University with an Honours Degree in Economics, Mr. Blacklaw went on to qualify with the Institute of Costs Management Accountants, followed by the Stanford University Executive Management Programmes. He was also part of the London Business School Proteus Programme.


National Bank of Bahrain - NBB


Chief Operating Officer