Shaker Zainal with the two new Branch Managers
In line with its Emiratisation initiative and its commitment to attract UAE Nationals, leading financial institution, Mashreq announced the recruitment of two new branch managers. The announcement reflects the bank’s successful strategy to offer suitable job opportunities to Emirati Nationals and encourage them to develop their career in the UAE’s banking sector.
Abdulla Bin Aqeel was handed over Branch Manager’s responsibilities of Sharjah’s King Abdul Aziz Branch and Mohamed Eisa was recruited as Branch Manager of Al Buheirah Branch.
With 9 years of experience in the banking industry, Abdulla previously worked in HSBC as Sales and Service Centre Manager. His main responsibilities included leading and motivating the sales team to achieve set goals. Mohamed joins Mashreq with a total experience of 10 years with HSBC, lastly as a Premium Relationship Manager, monitoring and involved in all customer related interactions.
Shaker Zainal, Head of Distribution at Mashreq commented, “Enhancing our frontline with the best caliber of skilled and experienced individuals is a priority at Mashreq. We ensure that our branches have the most capable individuals to cater to customer requirements offering a superior service to them and exceeding their expectations. At Mashreq, we firmly believe that employees are a great asset to implement the bank’s strategy and goals and we persist on world-class trainings to achieve that.”
The bank recently introduced ‘Al Qudwa program’ a six months certification training designed for Branch Managers. The program aims at nurturing technical and leadership skills and is delivered in a modular approach, which allows participants to transform theory and implement it practically.
Emirati branch managers constitute 92% across the bank’s branch network, a testament on the successful implementation of Emiratisation strategy to attract and employ UAE Nationals.