Managing Director, Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance
SolveigNicklos is the Managing Director of Bahrain Institute of Banking &Finance and was appointed in June 2013.With partners, stakeholders, students, and clients in over 65 countries the BIBF is the largest institute of its type in the GCC and is hugely influential in the development of the region by providing cutting edge human capital development.
Solveig is a proven leader with 20 years of success in turning visions into practical operations through planning and delivering major projects worldwide. With significant international and cross-cultural experience to draw on Nicklos has in-depth experience in assessment, strategy development, forecasting, staffing, and funding for large international projects involving partnerships between diverse stakeholders.
She has successfully established a new Middle Eastern business organization, directed all international programs, and led business development efforts for three world-leading North American business school executive programs.
Her work experience includes Regional Director Executive Development Asia of Richard Ivey School of Business, Hong Kong; Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Finance & Business Academy, Doha; Director of Program Management& Acting Director of Administration of Columbia Business School, Executive Education Program, New York; and Associate Director of University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Executive Education, Philadelphia prior to joining BIBF.
SolveigNicklos is driven by a "education equality for all" mind set which was facilitated by two particular work experiences. Firstly in her role supporting the learning of underprivileged children and secondly working for the Peace Corps in Rabat, Morocco as a Business and Economic Development Consultant / Volunteer.
She earned an MBA from the University of Delaware, College of Business & Economics, USA and did Management Programs from Columbia Business School, London Business School and Wharton Business School. She is Certified Continuity Manager from The National Institute of Business Continuity Management