Bassam Hayek is the Managing Director of 6 Sigma Training & Development, a DIFC registered company specializing in management consultancy and training to financial institutions in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Since his departure from Citigroup, Bassam has worked closely through 6 Sigma Group in delivering state-of-the-art training programs to bankers throughout the region.

6 Sigma Training & Development works through numerous business associate partners in promoting and delivering quality training programs in English, Arabic and French. Bassam has been actively coordinating and managing the training portfolio of a large Middle Eastern Bank for the last three years in areas of Corporate Banking, Treasury and Investment Banking. He has helped the bank in developing comprehensive programs for their Management Associates Programs.

Additionally, Bassam is actively involved in providing consultancy work to banks in the areas of Operations and Operation risk through a team of experts and advisors from International Financial Institutions.

Bassam left Citigroup after a 28-year career that spanned a variety of countries. In his last assignment at Citigroup, he worked with the Europe, Middle East and Africa regional training center responsible for the Treasury and Financial Markets curriculum and managed the group’s customer training portfolio.

Over the years he was involved with a variety of training functions within Citigroup in Athens, Istanbul and London. Training assignments were done in between other assignments in Operations in Bahrain, Financial Control in New York, Marketing, Systems Management and Implementation in Greece, Kenya and Morocco, and the Middle Office Operations of the Global Derivatives desk in New York.

Bassam holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics with a specialization in computer science from the American University in Cairo.