Ahmed Rifath -

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Ahmed Rifath


- MSc in Accounting and Finance, Aberdeen Business School (UK)


- Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (U.K)

- Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers (U.K)

- Chartered Global Management Accountant (CIMA UK and CPA USA Joint certification)

- Fellow of The Certified Management Accountants (S.L)

- Certified Public Accountant (Australia)

- Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (U.K)

- Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (U.K)

- Fellow Member Institute of Public Accountants Australia


Total experience of 43 years including 35 years at a senior managerial level. Work experience spans four Countries - U. K, Srilanka, Maldives and Kingdom of Bahrain

- Managing Director - Corpskill Management Consultancy - Bahrain May 2018 to date

- Head of Investment Administration Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain 2008 Jan to June 2018

- Investment Officer – Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co – Bahrain 2007 April - 2007 Dec

- Senior Lecturer, Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance – Bahrain 2003 to 2007 April

- Senior Financial Analyst, Government Investment Shareholdings 1988 to Sept 2003 (Private & Listed Equity Investments) Ministry of Finance & National Economy – Bahrain

(Major investments include -ALBA, BAPCO, BANOCO, BANGAS, GPIC Gulf Air, ASRY, NBB, Batelco, etc.)

- Management Consultant (Self Employed) 1987 to 1988

- Management Accountant, JSM Group of Companies, U.K. 1982 to 1986

- Management Accountant, F. Bender Ltd., U.K. 1981 to 1982

- Audit Trainee/Management Trainee/ Staff Assistant 1977 to 1981

KPMG Ford Rhodes Thornton & Co. Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka


- Lecturer for University of Wales –Diploma at BIBF (2005-2012)

-  Tutor/Lecturer – University of Sunderland, U.K. MSC Distant Learning – 1998/1999/2000 Micro Centre – Bahrain

-  Lecturer – AMA University, Financial Management, 2002/2003

-  Lecturer –University of Bangor, Wales (Bahrain Campus) 2020

-  Lecturer –University of Bangor, Wales (Bahrain Campus) 2022


Kingdom of Bahrain Lecturer part-time/fulltime since 1991 –others

-  Senior Lecturer for AAT, CIMA, ACCA, ABE, CIPS, NCC – Management Consultancy Group, Bahrain

-  Conducted revision course for AAT intermediate at Ernst & Young, Bahrain (1997, 1998, 1999, 2003)

-  Lecturer for CFA (U.S) at Capital Knowledge Institute

-  Lecturer for CIB/IFS (U.K) at B.I.B.F

- Lecturer for CMA (US), CPA (US)) – Becker course at Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF) – 2000 to 2010

-  Lecturer for CAT of ACCA (U.K) at BIBF – 2000, 2002,2003,2004,2005

-  Lecturer for Advance Accounting – Bankers Diploma at BIBF – 2003 to 2012

-  Conducted Finance for Non-Finance Managers Course at MCG for the New Zealand Dairy Board

-  Conducted 4-day Cost Accounting Work Shop at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy (1999 to 2002)

-  Conducted Workshop for BADEA at BIBF

-  Conducted Workshops for Central Bank of Bahrain at BIBF (1 year)

-  Conducted Workshop for the Bahrain Business Women’s Association

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

-  Conducted Workshops at Saudi Aramco, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Building Financial Skills on monthly basis (from 2003 to 2007)

-  Conducted Workshops at Khaji Joint Operation (Saudi Aramco Joint Operations)

- NAQEL- CMA Part one lecturers - March to August 2019

State of Qatar

- Workshop on Financial Accounting and Reporting - Qatar Petroleum

- Workshop on Budgetary Control- Qatar Petroleum

- Workshops on Financial Statement Analysis-Qatar Fertilizer Company

- Workshop on Finance for the Non-Finance Managers-Qatar Stock Exchange

- Workshop on Understanding Financial Statement –Al Khaji Bank, Qatar

- Workshops on Financial Statement Analysis- Al Khaji Bank, Qatar

State of Kuwait

- Conducted Lectures for Kuwait Investment Authority- State of Kuwait


- Conducted Workshop for the Higher Institute of Banking Studies in Sudan


- Financial Accounting – Introduction to Advanced

- Management Accounting - Introduction to Advanced

- Finance for the Non Finance Executives

- Understanding Financial Statements for Commercial Companies and Banks

- Financial Statement Analysis

- Value Added Tax

- Costing Accounting –Including Activity Based Costing

- Corporate Governance

- Valuation of Companies- for private placement and public issue of shares

- How to conduct an Initial Public Offering

- Understanding the Stock Market Numbers and Investing in equities

- Bonds, Treasury Bills and other paper investments

- How to read the Financial Press

- Project Evaluation and Management

- Introduction to Islamic Finance

- Mergers and Acquisition

- Analysis of Bank Statements and Performance

- Cash flow Management

- Budgeting and Control

- Measurement of Performance- Using Ratios, KPIs. Value Added Technique

- Cases in Financial Management

- Credit Management

- Working Capital Analysis and Management

- Introduction to Stock and Capital Markets

- Introduction to IFRS

- Internal Control Procedures

- Restructuring Companies

- Liquidation of Companies and Distribution

- Strategic Planning using techniques such as PEST, SWOT, etc.

- Oil and Gas Accounting

- Investment Instruments –Performance and Analysis

- Capital Budgets and Financing Methods

- Methods of Corporate Finance and Structuring

- Dividend Distribution and Retention Management

- Understand Annual Reports of Companies