Mrs. Salma Al-Hajjaj, General Manager of Human Resources, Gulf Bank speaking during the opening
Gulf Bank concluded its platinum sponsorship and participation of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students in the United States (NUKS-USA) students’ conference, that was held from the 28th – 30th November 2013 in San Diego, California. The NUKS-USA conference, entitled ‘Let Us Make a Decision…To Correct Our Path’, was held under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah and was the 30th U.S. based Kuwaiti students’ conference.
His Excellency Sheikh Salem Al-Sabah Kuwait's Ambassador to the United States opened the conference and Mrs. Salma Al-Hajjaj, General Manager - Human Resources at Gulf Bank gave a speech on behalf of Gulf Bank highlighting the importance of ‘Being the Change’ and making a difference. Gulf Bank also took part in the Economic Forum on the 28 November, where Mr. Tarek Al Saleh, Unit Head – Investment Banking at Gulf Bank represented the Bank during the Forum that touched on several critical topics regarding the Kuwaiti economy.
In addition, Gulf Bank was present at the Career Fair which also took place on the first day, where the Bank’s representatives were available to provide students with information about the Bank, and discussed future employment opportunities with NUKS USA students.
On the second day of the conference Gulf Bank organized a special Al Danah event for the students who attended a lunch hosted by Gulf Bank. This specially designed Al Danah event included Al Danah account giveaways through a special draw. Throughout the conference Gulf Bank gave out KD 10,000 worth of Al Danah prizes through a variety of engaging activities.
On the closing day Gulf Bank was a platinum sponsor of a trip to the San Diego Zoo for the NUKS students, which is one of the most renowned zoo facilities in the world. In addition the Bank recognized the top 15 Kuwaiti graduates studying in the United States who were present at the conference and presented them with a token gift for their outstanding efforts. Students were also entertained by renowned singer Abdullah Al Rowaished.
The NUKS-USA Student’s conference is considered one of the largest gatherings of Kuwaitis outside of Kuwait with in excess of 3000 students attending this event.
Gulf Bank’s participation is part of its responsibility as a Kuwaiti company to help provide bright and enthusiastic young Kuwaitis who are looking for jobs, with suitable career development opportunities when they return from studying abroad. Gulf Bank is committed to supporting education based initiatives and encouraging youth to succeed and realize their ambitions. The Bank’s dedication to promoting a more prosperous Kuwait arises from its own commitment of being a responsible financial institution dedicated to developing youth and supporting the community.