Mr. Ian Johnston, Chief Executive at the DFSA
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) honoured the graduates of its prestigious Tomorrow’s Regulatory Leaders (TRL) Programme, that develops the skills of young UAE Nationals, at an award’s ceremony being held at DFSA last week.
The DFSA launched the two-year programme in 2006 to train Emirati university graduates to become leaders in the field of financial services and regulation. This year’s graduate group joined the programme in 2015 as TRL Associates and received classroom training, on-the-job coaching from experienced DFSA colleagues and industry experience with Dubai International Financial Centre authorised Firms. Upon graduating, the group qualified to managerial roles within the DFSA.
Mr Ian Johnston, Chief Executive at the DFSA, said: “We are delighted to recognise the distinguished achievements of the graduates of the TRL Programme at the awards ceremony. Now in its 11th year, the programme continues to serve as a key initiative of the DFSA to support the development of UAE National capabilities by providing training, and importantly, career opportunities in the financial sector. The TRL Programme has produced 33 managers since inception, with some now in senior roles across the organisation.”
Mr Waleed Saeed Al Awadhi, Chief Operating Officer at the DFSA, said: “We are not only celebrating the success of the graduates of the TRL Programme but also welcoming them into the ranks of the DFSA as regulatory professionals. The TRL Programme was specifically designed to ensure the sustainable development of the financial sector by offering a conduit for young UAE Nationals who want to build a career in financial services. At the DFSA, UAE Nationals represent 33% of the workforce and we are proud to have these graduates amongst us.”