Ahmed Saad, SIB DCEO mediating the graduates at the ceremony
Sharjah Islamic Bank has further strengthened its management and technical teams with the graduation of a new batch of UAE national leaders and assistant leaders who have graduated from the development programmes – Masar, Kawader, and Ruwad. The training period ranged from one to three years and was supervised by renowned financial and banking experts.
On the occasion, Sharjah Islamic Bank organised a graduation ceremony to honour the graduates and present them with their trophies. The function took place at Sharjah Islamic Bank’s headquarters in Sharjah and was attended by senior directors and employees from the bank’s departments and branches, who expressed their appreciation of this step forward. They remarked that such a move is of a paramount importance to support the national workforce in the private sector and develop their abilities to reach the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.
Speaking on the occasion, HE Mohammed Abdullah, CEO of Sharjah Islamic Bank, said: “The banking sector is seeing a period of accelerated growth and vibrancy. SIB’s management is committed to adopting advanced banking standards and providing high level professional programmes to develop the leadership skills of our employees and today we celebrate the graduation of a new batch of employees to support our teams with highly qualified and skilled national talents. We are optimistic about the future of our banking industry in the light of the creativity and excellence we see in our young graduates.”
National graduates started their new duties immediately after the completion of the career development courses. Advanced level training in various bank management skills and abilities such as decision making and supervision was provided to employees during the courses. New graduates have started their new jobs as the bank management is keen that the new leaders will support competitiveness in the workplace and will contribute to raising the bank’s growth and improving its performance.
The leadership development programmes organised by SIB are Masar, which was launched to develop the best performing and high potential talents, increase their experience, and empower them to take over top management positions in the future. The programme involves continued guidance and training for a 1-3 year period. Five new leaders have graduated from the programme in the bank so far.
Kawader was designed to develop skills of employees in non-management position, empowering them to fill the position of assistant leaders. They receive training in strategy and project development execution over a 18 month period. Ruwad aims to appoint university graduates and provide intensive training to help them build their career in the bank. The 30 month training course helps empower candidates to fill leadership positions at various departments and branches. The number of graduates from Kawader and Ruwad is 11, bringing the total number of graduates from various development programmes to 16 leaders and assistant leaders.