Abdul Rahman Khalil Tolefat

Company: Allianz Takaful
Position: CEO

Biography: Abdul Rahman Khalil Tolefat began his career as a mathematics teacher at the University of Bahrain before moving into the financial services sector, working initially as a statistician.

Tolefat spent nine years at the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) in various positions, including head of Islamic banking supervision and head of strategic development. He left CBB to take up his current position at Allianz Takaful in Bahrain, a subsidiary of Germany’s Allianz Group.

He has a doctorate from the UK’s Durham University and a master’s in business administration from DePaul University in the US.

Tolefat has played a key role in developing international standards in Islamic banking and takaful. He was, for example, a member of the CBB Committee that developed the insurance rulebook and a member of a working group between the International Association for Insurance Supervisors and the Islamic Financial Services Board.

Contact: (+973) 1 756 8222
Company website: www.allianz.com.bh/