Global Banking Education Standards Board



The GBEStB consists of:

Full Members

Full Members are associations, institutes and other organisations providing, on a regular basis, banking and financial services education and training or whose objectives are related to banking and financial services education and training, and having: 

  • an established relationship with representative national banking and financial services associations; and/or

  • an established relationship with a significant number of national banking and financial services institutions.

Full members of the GBEStB can participate in all of the GBEStB’s activities, and have voting rights. 

Associate Members

Organisations not meeting the criteria to become a Full Member but involved in or with a demonstrable interest in the professional education and training of bankers (e.g. universities, colleges, private training companies) may apply to become Associate Members.

Associate members can participate in some or all of the GBEStB's activities, but do not have voting rights. 

The following institutions are currently members of the GBEStB: 

Institution                                                                                      GBEStB Council Representative                                              GBEStB Office Held                                                      Membership Status

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria                                  Dr. Segun Aina, OFR                                                                      Chair                                                                                  Full Member

Chartered Banker Institute                                                                Mr. Simon Thompson,                                                                    Vice Chair, Chair of Education Standards Committee       Full Member                                                 

Hong Kong Institute of Bankers                                                        Ms Carrie Leung                                                                             Vice Chair                                                                          Full Member

Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana)                                           Mr. Anthony Yaw Oppong                                                              Vice Chair                                                                         Full Member

Canadian Securities Institute Canada                                             Marie Muldowney MD                                                                   Vice Chair of Education Standards Committee                 Full Member

Indian Institute of Banking and Finance                                           Dr. J.N.Misra                                                                                   Vice Chair of Education Standards Committee                Full Member

Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers                                                Mr. Prasad Padmanaban                                                                                                                                                         Full Member

Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services                         Mrs.Victoria Mumba                                                                                                                                                                Full Member

London Institute of Banking and Finance                                          Prof Steve Haberman                                                                                                                                                               Full Member

New York Institute of Finance                                                           Mr. Antom Theunissen                                                                                                                                                               Full Member

Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore                                    Ms. Rachie Hui                                                                                                                                                                         Full Member

Institute of Bankers of The Gambia                                                   Mr. Bernard James Manneh                                                                                                                                                     Full Member

Institut d’Estudis Financers (IEF) from Spain                                      Mr. Josep Soler Alberti                                                                                                                                                            Full Member

Uganda Institute of Banking & Financial Services                            Mr. Anthony Mulindwa                                                                                                                                                            Full Member

Financial Services Institute of Australasia                                          Mr. Chris Whitehead                                                                                                                                                               Full Member

Bahamas Institute of Financial Studies                                               Mrs Kim Bodie                                                                                                                                                                        Full Member

Korea Banking Institute                                                                      Dr Young Hoon KIM                                                                                                                                                               Full Member

Botswana Institute of Bankers                                                            Mrs Lydia S. Andries                                                                                                                                                               Full Member

South Sudan Banking Institute                                                           Mr. Daniel Gwagwe Lomuja                                                                                                                                                   Full Member

Institute of Banking and Business Management Inc.                         Mrs Sweta Sud                                                                                                                                                                        Associate
(IBBM), Papua New Guinea                   

Australia New Zealand Institute                                                        Mr Tay, Kay Luan                                                                                                                                                                    Associate

West African Bankers Association (WABA)                                       Mr. Sega Balde                                                                                                                                                                      Observer

Digital Finance Institute                                                                      Christine Duhaime                                                                                                                                                                  Observer

Kenya Institute of Bankers                                                                  Mr Stephen Anjichi                                                                                                                                                                 Not stated 

European Banking & Financial Services Training Association           Mr. Josep Soler Alberti                                                                                                                                                           Not stated

The Egyptian Banking Institute                                                           Dr Mona El Baradei                                                                                                                                                                Not stated


Membership Subscriptions  

Full and Associate Members pay an annual subscription, to be determined in accordance with the constitution of the GBEStB.  All members are also be expected, where appropriate, to commit expertise and resources to supporting the work of the GBEStB.  

Membership subscriptions for 2018 have been set at $10,000 for Full Membership and $5,000 for Associate organisations. 


Join Us

To develop, implement and embed global banking education standards as widely as possible we need the support of banking institutes, regulators, banking educators, banks and other interested parties from around the world who believe, as we do, that a culture of customer and client-focused, ethical professionalism in the banking industry can be supported via high-quality professional education.

If you would like to join the 25 founding institutes who have developed these the GBEStB’s initial plans, please contact us at: 

To become a member of the GBEStB, your organisation must be prepared to make the following commitment: 

  • To endorse the GBEStB initiative and our plans to develop global banking education standards;

  • To provide one or more senior representatives from your organisation to join the GBEStB’s Global Council;

  • To establish an internal working group, or similar, within your organisation to support your work with the GBEStB and to promote the GBEStB to your members, member banks and other stakeholders in your country;

  • To participate in GBEStB meetings and other activities as required;

  • To implement the GBEStB’s standards, once developed and where relevant, in your country’s education programmes for bankers;

  • To report on your implementation of the GBEStB’s standards; and

  • To fund the initial work of the GBEStB for a minimum three year period in line with the annual subscriptions agreed.


Other Ways to Support Global Banking Education Standards 

The GBEStB is currently seeking donor funding to establish a permanent Secretariat to accelerate the development and encourage the adoption of global education standards for bankers.  For more information, please contact GBEStB Vice-Chair Tony Oppong, via: