Dubai Islamic Bank Celebrates Next Generation of Leaders

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Published July 30th, 2018 - 09:45 GMT
During the event
During the event

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE, announced the bank’s recent graduation ceremony for its high-potential employees who successfully completed a 15 month long development program. The ceremony was held recently at the Business Village Conference Centre, Diera, in the presence of the bank’s top management. 

The High Potential Employee Development Program (HiPo) was launched in 2015 under the umbrella of Masaar – the bank’s Talent Management initiative, and has since put more than 80 employees on the path to becoming future leaders.

A bank-wide strategic HR initiative, the program is designed to provide employees that have demonstrated a high level of skill and talent in their roles,  career development opportunities while cementing a sustainable pipeline of leaders capable of supporting DIB’s ongoing business growth. The program identifies employees across different levels and departments who not only display commitment to the business but also the drive, passion and intent for future leadership roles. The program’s objective is to ensure these employees are recognised and provided with the right development opportunities at an early stage, in order to nurture their personal and career growth. This is achieved through world-class structured development programs, mentoring and coaching exercises especially designed for the employees.  The graduates consist of employees with significant potential to grow from junior and middle management across departments, nationalities and gender.  

Commenting on the significance of this employee development initiative, Obaid Al Shamsi, Chief of Human Resources & Administration, DIB, said: “The High Potential Development Program forms a key part of our ‘Total Reward’ model which is yet another significant part of DIB’s comprehensive ‘Employee Value Proposition’ offered to our employees. It is designed to ensure the bank continually identifies future leaders earlier in their career. To ensure we succeed in this endeavor, we have considered a methodical development journey that provides the talent pool with access to leadership programs, experience on key strategic projects, executive coaching, mentorship, and exposure to advice from senior management. We believe this robust process will help us build greater internal capability, retain top talent, and drive high employee engagement levels.”

Mr. Al Shamsi added; “In line with this, we recently celebrated the graduation of our high-potential class of 2017-18. The ceremony recognizes all graduating employees who have displayed the drive and zeal in completing the journey. These employees have successfully completed the program, which was implemented in accordance with our Talent Management framework and the bank’s strategy.”

To know more about DIB’s training programs, please visit:

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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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