FGB, one of the leading banks in the UAE, participated in Flag Day on November 4th, 2015. Members of management and staff gathered at the bank’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi to raise the flag and show support for the UAE and as a remembrance for the nation’s fallen soldiers.
Commenting on the occasion, Abdulhamid Saeed, FGB’s Managing Director and Board Member, said: “We are proudly raising the UAE flag today to join our community in a sign of our unwavering loyalty and commitment to the UAE. We are blessed to belong to a country that continuously grows and prospers and has become a role model for other nations thanks to the UAE leadership’s wisdom and vision.”
Specifically created for this occasion and in recognition of its Emirati employees, FGB has introduced its Idkhari programme. The programme is a savings plan designed exclusively for UAE National employees working within the bank. It encourages saving through employees contributing a percentage of their monthly salary into a beneficial plan over a mutually agreed duration. All Emirati employees in FGB are eligible to participate in Idkhari.
Hana Al Rostamani, Head of the Consumer Banking Group at FGB, said: “We have created the Idkhari programme to show our appreciation for our Emirati employees and to recognise their ongoing efforts in supporting the bank and helping it achieve its goals. Idkhari complements our efforts to encourage the local community to save and we are helping our employees to lead by example with sound financial practices.”
FGB continues to run a range of training programmes for Emiratis, to attract them to pursue careers in the banking sector. These include the Summer Training Programme, Nujoom, Specialist Bankers Programme, and the Al Manara coaching and mentoring programme. Each of these programmes is specifically designed to provide tailored knowledge according to the needs of the different participant groups.