Huda Abdulla of First Gulf Bank receiving the award
Huda Abdulla, Head of Branches at First Gulf Bank, today received an award for being the most “Distinguished Woman in the Banking & Finance Sector 2011” from Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies. The award was presented by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, during the 13th National Career Fair for Banking and Financial sectors at Sharjah Expo.
During her 15 year long banking career, Ms Abdulla has served in many diverse positions including customer services, products marketing, asset sales, operations, policy making, strategic planning, branch banking and channels management. Ms. Abdulla has been involved in the development of unique banking products to serve customer needs like the Ladies Card, Emirati Al Awwal Savings Scheme and Abu Dhabi Credit Card.
Andre Sayegh, Chief Executive Officer, FGB, commenting on the award, stated; “This win represents a great personal milestone for Huda. We at First Gulf Bank focus our attention and dedicate our resources to ensure that national women in the bank get ample opportunity to advance professionally. This award also reflects the bank’s support to our employees in attaining their potential and accomplishing their dreams. On behalf of the bank, we would like to express our great joy for Huda as she receives this momentous award.”
Commenting on her award, Huda Abdulla remarked; “This recognition by Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies is a great honor for my financial career at FGB, which empowers and motivate its employees and offers them scope to develop their work practices. I would like to thank First Gulf Bank for its continuous support and encouragement in highlighting all opportunities for me to grow and excel. This award will rest bigger responsibilities for me to endeavor for a better achievement.”
Through this award, the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies strives to empower, motivate, and honor national women leaders who contributed to the development and enhancement of the services and products of the Banking and Finance Sector and the effective role played in developing practices in this sector in the UAE.
Rehab Lootah, Head of Women Committee in the Banking and Financial Sector at Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies stated, “The committee recently launched this award to motivate national women leaders who contributed to the development and enhancement of the services and products of the banking and finance sectors. It does this through highlighting their role in reinforcing and developing this vital industry in the UAE. Huda Abdulla from FGB has fulfilled all the criteria needed in her portfolio of capabilities. We know that Huda will continue to succeed and we are certain that she will be an excellent role model to all Emirati women across the country.”