The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, recently honoured 81 long-serving NBAD employees for their loyalty and dedication to the Bank.
Twelve of the staffs honoured completed 35 years, 10 celebrated 25 years, and 59 marked 15 years with NBAD. Speaking at the event to honour veterans, Michael H. Tomalin, the Group Chief Executive of NBAD, commented that if one cumulated the combined service of the 81 long serving staff it would stretch back over about 1500 years.
“Every year we honour the NBAD employees who faithfully served our customers and spent decades contributing to our growth and toward realising NBAD’s goals,” Mr. Tomalin said. “I am proud of the fact that NBAD can boast about being one of very few companies that 30% of its employees have been with the Bank for more than 15 years.”
“NBAD’s success in retention,” Mr. Tomalin continues, “is certainly the result of the Bank’s proud goals, objectives and accomplishment and also because of the rewarding work atmosphere that NBAD offers its staff.”
Ehab Anis Hassan, the Group Chief Human Resources Officer of NBAD said: “NBAD treats its employees as its valuable resource who are key to our success. NBAD has gone through massive transformation, growth and witnessed tremendous success in the last decade which wouldn’t have been possible without you all. At NBAD, people will harvest what they cultivate - we will reward and encourage hard workers, innovators.”
NBAD has more than 110 branches in the UAE and is present in 13 countries, stretching from Hong Kong in the Far East to Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America.
NBAD is ranked in the World’s 50 Safest Banks and the safest Middle Eastern Bank. Its net profits surpassed US$1 billion in 2010, the first UAE bank to achieve such feat.
“I’m proud to say that NBAD’s success story mirrors the UAE growth; over the past four decades, NBAD has managed to be at the forefront of economic and social developments enabling UAE to become a top emerging economy within a very short period of time. This Bank continues to contribute to the progress of the UAE, especially by financing enormous projects in different economic sectors,” Mr. Hassan said.
In regard to future employment focus, Mr. Tomalin, NBAD’s Chief Executive, said: “One of our primary objectives is to attract, motivate, retain and develop UAE nationals to become leading professionals in the banking and finance industry. Our newly launched NBAD Academy will play a major role in achieving this goal.”