Business Continuity Plan (BCP) - Disclosure Statement
Alizz Islamic Bank’s mission is to be a world class bank by focusing on service excellence and product quality.
The bank has adopted industry leading best practices to establish a set of operating principles which govern how
risks of a significant business disruption are mitigated to protect the Bank’s customers, employees and
The bank has a robust and well defined business continuity program which comprises of policies and procedures with
clearly defined roles, responsibilities and ownership for Crisis Management, Emergency Response, Business Recovery
and IT Disaster Recovery Planning. The bank’s BCP Steering Committee, represented by the senior executive
management of the bank, approves and oversees the annual BCP strategy and road map.
The bank has a BCP site and a Disaster Recovery Site, where data is mirrored and backups are stored. Regular drills
and tests are conducted to cover all aspects of the Business Continuity Plan. Plans are reviewed and maintained
regularly to incorporate any changes to environment, people, process and technology. The bank’s BCP team
continuously works towards strengthening the business continuity preparedness of the bank.
The bank's business continuity program is developed to manage the impact of significant disruptions and will
endeavor to resume business and operations to an acceptable level within a reasonable time in the event of a
disaster. While the recovery time objectives (RTO) have been defined and documented in the plans, various external
factors beyond our control could affect the actual recovery time.
The banks business continuity plan complies with the guidelines issued by regulatory bodies and is subject to regular
internal, external and regulatory reviews. The bank’s Internal Audit department conducts an annual review of
the business continuity program.
Contact Details of Key BCP Personnel
Head - BCP Steering Committee
Manager – BCP
Direct: +968 24775411
Head of Procurement and Facilities Management