Gulf International Bank (GIB) is a pan-GCC universal bank, specialising in corporate and investment banking, with a growing retail footprint.
Founded in 1975, GIB provides innovative, client-focused solutions, covering: wholesale banking, treasury, investment banking, asset management, financial market products, and Shariah-compliant banking. In January 2015, the bank launched “Meem by GIB,” a Shariah-compliant retail bank in Saudi Arabia, that offers a suite of innovative, non-traditional banking services.
GIB's main subsidiaries are London-based Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd., and Riyadh-based GIB Capital LLC. The bank has branches in London, New York, Abu Dhabi, Dhahran, Riyadh and Jeddah, and representative offices in Dubai and Beirut.
Headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, GIB is licensed as a conventional wholesale bank by the Central Bank of Bahrain. GIB's principal shareholder is the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, with a majority stake of 97.2%. The remaining stakes are held by the investment arms of the governments of Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and United Arab Emirates.