Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies joins forces with KPMG

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Published April 1st, 2018 - 09:26 GMT
Jamal Al Jassmi and Emilio Pera at the EIBFS campus in Dubai
Jamal Al Jassmi and Emilio Pera at the EIBFS campus in Dubai

The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) and global audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG have come together to develop highly-specialized programs in the financial education domain.

This initiative was formalized and agreed upon by Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager of EIBFS, and Emilio Pera, Partner - Head of Financial Services, KPMG Lower Gulf Limited, at the EIBFS campus in Dubai.

As part of the agreement, EIBFS and KPMG will offer customized senior executive training for specialized roles within the Banking and Finance industry. The two entities will also develop and implement select programs as part of the EIBFS annual training plan. Furthermore, the agreement will see the two parties participate in events and conferences in the UAE and overseas, as well as develop industry certifications for specialized programs.

Speaking about the agreement, Jamal Al Jassmi said: “We are delighted to work with KPMG to shape groundbreaking educational initiatives for the region’s banking and finance professionals. This association will help enhance the quality of our education programs by delivering a comprehensive financial education experience across our curriculum. More specifically, it will enable senior managers in specialized roles to acquire valuable insights into the industry that they can draw upon over the course of their career.”

Emilio Pera added: “EIBFS plays an essential role in fostering knowledge development by bringing banks together, and KPMG is pleased to work with them to deliver training courses for financial institutions in the UAE. For this purpose, sector and subject matter experts from KPMG will deliver tailored 2-day programs in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the next few years. We look forward to contributing to the continued overall success and development of the UAE financial services sector.”

Background Information

Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies

Established in 1983, the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) offers world class education programmes, training sessions and allied services in the area of banking and finance at its three state of the art campuses strategically located in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Committed to the Emiratisation initiative, EIBFS supports UAE nationals by providing top-notch training facilities and encouraging career growth in the banking and financial services sector. 

KPMG

Through helping other organizations mitigate risks and grasp opportunities, we can drive positive, sustainable change for clients, our people and society at large.

KPMG member firms operate in 153 countries, collectively employing more than 207,000 people, serving the needs of business, governments, public-sector agencies, not-for-profits and through member firms' audit and assurance practices, the capital markets. KPMG is committed to quality and service excellence in all that we do, bringing our best to clients and earning the public's trust through our actions and behaviours both professionally and personally.

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