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                            Membership Status        GBEStB Council Representative           GBEStB Office Held     

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

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

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

Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana)              Full Member                        Mr. Charles Ofori-Acquah                          Vice Chair                                                               

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

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

Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers                    Full Member                       Mr. Prasad Padmanaban                                                                                                                                                       

London Institute of Banking and Finance              Full Member                      Prof Steve Haberman                                                                                                                                                               

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

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

Financial Services Institute of Australasia              Full Member                     Mr. Chris Whitehead                                                     

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

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

Bahamas Institute of Financial Studies                   Member                           Mrs Kim Bodie                                                                                                                                                                       

Korea Banking Institute                                          Member                            Dr Young Hoon KIM                                                                                                                                                      

Botswana Institute of Bankers                                Member                            Mrs Lydia S. Andries                                                                                                                                                               

South Sudan Banking Institute                               Member                            Mr. Daniel Gwagwe Lomuja                                                                                                                                                   

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

Australia New Zealand Institute                             Associate                                                                                                                                                                                           

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

Digital Finance Institute                                           Observer                           Christine Duhaime                                                                                                                                                                 

Kenya Institute of Bankers                                      Observer                           Mr Stephen Anjichi                                                                                                                                                                 

European Banking & Financial Services Training Association            Mr. Josep Soler Alberti                                                                                              (EBTN)                                                          Observer

The Egyptian Banking Institute                            Observer                           Dr Mona El Baradei                                                                                                                   

Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services                          Mrs.Victoria Mumba                                                                                                                                                                Observer                                            


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: