The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has celebrated 120 employees who earned professional qualifications in various professional development programmes.
The ceremony, which was attended by Alex Thursby, NBAD Group Chief Executive Officer, reflects NBAD’s commitment and investment to ensure continuous development of employees’ skills, and to ensure they possess the most up-to-date knowledge of professional bankers. It also ensures each employee has the chance to develop and achieve career growth.
“Our employees are the drivers of our success and growth; their continuous professional development is key to ensuring we have top talent delivering the best service to our customers and protecting the interests of our shareholders,” said Mr. Thursby.
Ehab Hassan, Senior Managing Director & Group Chief Human Resources Officer, said: “We are committed to attract and develop world class talent. We encourage our employees to further their careers by building on their expertise through exposure across the different divisions of our business.”
The certifications and professional qualifications covered several disciplines such as Credit Risk Management, securities and investment professionals, and other financial markets operations such as trading and ISO operations.
In 2009, NBAD launched its first state-of-the-art Academy. The staff members routinely attend skills-boosting training programmes at the NBAD Academy.
The NBAD Academy delivers a range of programmes aligned to business requirements in partnership with ILM and other leading, internationally-recognised learning institutions.
NBAD promotes the development of its UAE national workforce. It offers a number of development programmes for UAE national graduates that focus on developing leaders of the future for the Bank and the UAE.
The Bank offers talented UAE nationals a career with a breadth of knowledge and experience to develop them into true professional bankers.
Recently, NBAD launched NBAD E-Academy, a state-of-the-art multifaceted learning and knowledge platform, to complement the two NBAD Academy buildings.