Fatima Isa Ebrahim is the Founder of Valopay, an online platform that simplifies communication and facilitates payments between buyers and sellers. She is the youngest board member to ever be appointed to the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) Board, which is chaired by HRH Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. She is also a member of the Manama Global Shapers, which is an initiative of the World Economic Forum. In her role, Fatima will work towards positioning Bahrain as the MENA region’s FinTech hub, and to help activate the role of women in technology.
Fatima also serves as Country Head of the Bahrain branch of Action Global Communications; a PR and communications agency with 55+ offices worldwide. She advises clients representing key sectors across the MENA region financial services, fintech, and travel and tourism. Prior to returning to the region, Fatima spent 7 years in New York working in public relations and marketing, and was heavily involved in the startup ecosystem.
- Board Member, the Bahrain Economic Development Board (the youngest board member to ever be appointed).
Education and Qualifications
- M.S. in Public Relations & Corporate Communication, New York University
- B.S. in Communications, State University of New York at Buffalo
Activities, Recognition, Awards
- Named among Bahrain’s Most Influential Women, Business In Gulf Magazine, 2016