Mrs. Abeer Al Saad serves as the Director of Capital Markets Supervision (CMSD) at the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). She is in charge of regulating and supervising the kingdom’s capital markets and has more than 15 years’ experience in the field of capital market.


Her current responsibilities include supervision of licensed exchanges, licensed clearing houses and central depositories, the market intermediaries, regulating the issuance and offering of securities in the primary market as well as maintaining and promoting fairness, efficiency and transparency within the capital market and ensuring investor protection.


Mrs. Abeer began her career in 2006 with the CBB and since then she has held several senior positions at the Directorate. Between 2011 till 2016, she served as Head of Issuance and Corporate Restructure Division within the Capital Markets Directorate. She was appointed as Director, Capital Markets Supervision Directorate in October 2016.


Mrs. Abeer serves on a number of national and regional committees including the GCC heads of securities commissions’ steering committee, which aims to integrate the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) securities markets and harmonize the rules of securities market amongst GCC member states. She also represents the Kingdom of Bahrain at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).


Mrs. Abeer holds a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Bahrain. She has also completed the Investment Representative Program (Series 7) certificate from BIBF and the primary market certificate from ICMA.