Dubai Islamic Bank’s GCEO Triumphs Again at LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards

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Published October 24th, 2017 - 06:53 GMT
Dr. Adnan Chilwan was awarded the 'Most Social Executive in the UAE’s Private Sector'.
Dr. Adnan Chilwan was awarded the 'Most Social Executive in the UAE’s Private Sector'.

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, GCEO of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE, has been awarded with the accolade of the Most Social Executive in the UAE’s Private Sector at the LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards. The awards took place last Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai, in front of an audience of over 200 senior executives and social media influencers.

This is the second year in a row that Dr. Adnan has been presented with the award. He is one of the most influential commentators on social media, having an unprecedented network of over 7,000 on LinkedIn and enjoying 10,700 Twitter followers. His vision and insight is recognized across the region and he is acknowledged as a unique leader with a willingness to share his knowledge and experience with others.

Dr Adnan Chilwan, GCEO of Dubai Islamic Bank, said, “I am delighted to have received this prestigious honor for the second time and am humbled by the thought that so many of my followers value my contributions on social media. LinkedIn is a professional’s utopia – from engagement, to learning and development, to progression – the medium has all the perfect ingredients. However, within our respective industries, the impact of what we say and do are significant with serious overtones. And because the impacts are huge, we as leaders in our respective fields must use the knowledge and clout responsibly. I believe in engagement because it is my responsibility as an industry leader to spread what I have learnt and what I know. We, as leaders, are conduits to transfer the knowledge base to the next generation. We must never forget that.”

The criteria for this notable award recognizes the level of engagement exhibited by executive with the judges considering the number of profile views, days logged in and long form posts.

In addition, DIB was also shortlisted as finalist at the Best Talent Acquisition Team award based on the bank’s performance and usage of the talent acquisition team on LinkedIn. The “Best Talent Acquisition Team” award recognizes an organization with the highest average on the LinkedIn Recruiter Index (LRI), which measures the organization’s effectiveness in recruiting on LinkedIn.

These achievements build on last year’s LinkedIn MENA Talent awards, where DIB won the distinguished accolade of Best Employer Brand on LinkedIn in addition to Dr. Adnan’s recognition as the Most Social Executive in the Private Sector.

Reiterating its commitment and dedication to make Islamic finance a norm, rather than an alternative to conventional banking, DIB was also recently honored with awards at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards, Global Islamic Business Awards, and by the Dubai Service Excellence Scheme. The bank maintains its dominance in the Islamic space in the country as the largest Islamic bank in UAE and amongst the top four banks in the country.

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Dubai Islamic Bank

Since its formation in 1975 as the world’s first full-service Islamic bank, Dubai Islamic Bank has established itself as the undisputed leader in its field, setting the standards for others to follow as the trend towards Islamic banking gathers momentum in the Arab world and internationally.

توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات الجزائر

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:07 GMT
توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات الجزائر
توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات الجزائر

أعلنت المديرية العامة للأمن الوطني (الشرطة) الجزائرية، مساء الجمعة، توقيف 41 شخصا في مظاهرات شهدتها عدة مدن ضد ترشح الرئيس عبد العزيز بوتفليقة لولاية خامسة في انتخابات 18 أبريل/ نيسان القادم.

وأكدت إدارة الشرطة في بيان اطلعت عليه وكالة الاناضول أن عمليات التوقيف كانت بسبب “الإخلال بالنظام العام والاعتداء على القوة العامة وتحطيم الممتلكات” دون تقديم تفاصيل أكثر حول أماكن توقيف هؤلاء المتظاهرين.

والجمعة، استجاب آلاف المواطنين بعدة محافظات جزائرية، إلى دعوات للتظاهر تم تداولها عبر شبكات التواصل، ضد ترشح بوتفليقة (81 عاما) لولاية خامسة في انتخابات الرئاسة المقررة في 18 أبريل/ نيسان القادم.

واتسمت هذه المظاهرات بالسلمية في أغلب مناطق البلاد باستثناء حدوث مواجهات بين قوات مكافحة الشغب ومتظاهرين بوسط العاصمة خلال محاولتهم السير نحو القصر الرئاسي .

ووفق شهود عيان لجأت قوات الأمن إلى الغاز المسيل للدموع وتوقيف عدة أشخاص بعد تحذيرات للمتظاهرين وتعرضها للرشق بمقذوفات وحجارة قبل أن يتراجع المحتجون ويغادروا المكان.

وصبيحة اليوم نشر ناشطون معلومات عبر شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي حول توقيف عدد من زملائهم قبل بداية المظاهرات بالعاصمة.

وعلقت الرابطة الجزائرية للدفاع عن حقوق الإنسان (مستقلة) على بيان الشرطة بالمطالبة ب”الإفراج الفوري عن الموقوفين وان يتم احترام حق التظاهر سلميا” كما نشرت على صفحتها بموقع “فيسبوك”.


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