Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) announced today that participants in the bank’s ongoing Qiyadee leadership programme have successfully completed the first phase of this 36-month course. The programme has targeted talented UAE nationals who seek to pursue a long-term management career at the bank.
This group of aspiring UAE nationals successfully completed an intensive theoretical programme at Zayed University, and will now commence practical applications at DIB, working alongside the bank’s managers in a range of key areas.
In line with its long-term Emiratisation strategy, the Qiyadee programme was introduced in 2006 by DIB, and consists of theoretical and practical courses in the fields of Islamic banking, finance and management.
Students in this second Qiyadee programme are trained in a range of core business and support functions, thus evolving their skills and knowledge to fulfil managerial positions in fields such as retail banking, corporate banking, wealth management, central operations, information technology and risk management
“Dubai Islamic Bank is committed to supporting the educational attainment of UAE nationals, and to promoting their professional growth through the Qiyadee programme,” said Abdulla Al Hamli, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank. “We are very proud of this group of aspiring young professionals for completing their theoretical training at Zayed University, and look forward to welcoming them to Dubai Islamic Bank for the next phase of their training.”
Obaid Al Shamsi, Chief of Human Resources, Dubai Islamic Bank, said: “As part of our strategy of investing in human capital, the second Qiyadee programme offers talented young UAE nationals the opportunity to participate in a personalised leadership training programme. Graduates of this three-year programme are uniquely positioned to thrive in their future careers at Dubai Islamic Bank, becoming leaders in the financial services sector and in the community as a whole.”
The Qiyadee programme is a key component of DIB’s long-term strategy to meet its ambitious Emiratisation objectives. Currently, 46 per cent of the bank’s employees are UAE nationals, an increase of five per cent from 2010. At the branch manager level, DIB has already achieved 100 per cent Emiratisation.