Al Hilal Bank honored the exceptional efforts and performance of 115 of its staff who have successfully graduated from an intensive two-year ‘Boot Camp’ via a special Graduation Ceremony held lately at the Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi.
Running since 2009, Al Hilal Bank’s two-year training program consists of 15 modules covering various banking subjects. This Boot Camp is intended for all staff members up to the bank’s Senior Officers. It lasts for 35 training days which are spread over two years, with trainees attending one module every two months. Participants are imbibed with Al Hilal Bank’s passion for innovation, motivation, and customer-centric service in keeping with the organization’s spirit as a progressive Islamic bank. The ongoing fourth batch will complete their term by 2015.
“Al Hilal Bank considers its people its major asset and so we constantly provide progressive education for all our members. We are very proud of the achievements of the fourth batch of our program graduates, who represent the next generation of Islamic banking in the UAE. We would like to thank the trainers, and all the people behind the success of this group. They will play key roles in changing not only our bank’s future but the face of Islamic banking in Abu Dhabi and throughout the UAE as well,” said Mohamed Jamil Berro, Group CEO, Al Hilal Bank
Mr. Berro welcomed the graduation attendees, followed by a ‘This is Where You Belong’ video tribute to past and future achievements. A Student Ambassador addressed the crowd afterwards. A student video was also shown, proceeded by the formal presentation of Graduation Certificates and the handing out of awards to the top graduates. The activity ended with a group photo session and cocktails.
A special twist to the event was the inversion of the usual orange square-within-a-circle logo of Al Hilal Bank throughout the ceremonial theme. By putting the circle inside instead, Al Hilal Bank expressed the importance and confidence it places on its people.