Emirates NBD congratulates latest cohort of leadership development programme graduates

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Published January 14th, 2016 - 07:59 GMT

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, has congratulated the latest cohort of 24 mid-level managers to complete its intensive four-month leadership development programme, which is organised in partnership with Harvard Business Publishing.

The programme is designed to transform managers into leaders and is central to Emirates NBD Group’s talent development strategy and ensuring the necessary people are in place to support the business’s continued growth.

Talented bank employees were selected to join the programme, which focused on three key aspects: personal leadership, team leadership and execution leadership. Participants undertook more than 150 hours of learning through online, webinars, classroom workshops and action learning projects.

Participants were divided into four cross functional teams. To broaden their perspective, each team was allocated a business project external to their domain expertise. The outcome of these projects has been significant to the business in helping to generate revenues as well as reduce costs. Participants also worked on community leadership projects with the aim of developing leaders with a social purpose.

Over the past three years, more than 80 employees have graduated from the bank’s leadership development programme.

Seen here in the picture are Shayne Nelson, Group CEO Emirates NBD, members of the Executive Committee, programme directors and dignitaries from Harvard Business Publishing alongside the programme graduates.

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Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD, the leading banking group in the region, was formed on 19 June 1963, when H.H. Late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum signed the Charter of Incorporation of the National Bank of Dubai (NBD) which became the first National Bank established in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With the blessings of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, NBD merged with Emirates Bank International (EBI) on 06 March 2007, to form Emirates NBD, the largest banking group in the region by assets. On 16 October 2007, the shares of Emirates NBD were officially listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). The merger between EBI and NBD to create Emirates NBD, became a regional consolidation blueprint for the banking and finance sector as it combined the second and fourth largest banks in the UAE to form a banking champion capable of delivering enhanced value across corporate, retail, private, Islamic and investment banking throughout the region.

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