Thu, 01 July 2021
Things have come a very long way since the express company that forwarded freight and valuables in the United States in the 1850s, evolved into a company that created and sold financial products like money orders and traveller’s cheques. Following an era of international expansion, the company became an entity perhaps best known for its credit and charge cards. Today, American Express is a global payments company and its cards were first accepted in the Middle East in 1958.
In 1977, American Express established its regional headquarters in Bahrain, and since then they have been servicing their customers across 18 markets in the Middle East and North Africa.
Being headquartered in Bahrain for more than 40 years, American Express Middle East has a long-standing commitment to the local economy. Over the years, they have partnered and supported many government initiatives and will continue to do so in the years to come to support the Kingdom’s economy. They have an employee base of more than 500 in the region incorporating over 30 nationalities, all focused on delivering unparalleled innovation and an unrivalled service experience.