NBAD honors veteran talents

Published November 19th, 2009 - 10:11 GMT

National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), The Number One Bank in the UAE, honored 56 members of its long serving staffs who together have spent 1050 years in the service of the bank. Twenty one of the honored staff-members have been in the service of NBAD for 25 years while thirty five employees completed 15 years of service, making their aggregate working life in NBAD 1050 years.

Attended by senior management, NBAD’s annual long service awards distribution ceremony highlights and rewards those who committed their long-term working lives to the bank.

Addressing the ceremony, Mr. Michael Tomalin, NBAD’s Group Chief Executive, said: “people are the key asset of any banking business. In the UAE, few companies these days can boast that almost 30% of their workforce has been with them for over 15 years”.

“NBAD is an exciting and challenging place to work. The opportunities for bright, intelligent individuals, who work hard and are committed, are huge as the bank is growing fast in many different areas” Mr. Tomalin added.

“Appreciation and gratitude for the staff members who have contributed their sincere efforts throughout the journey of NBAD is intrinsically built in our corporate culture,” said Mr. Ehab Anis Hassan, NBAD’s Group Chief Human Resources Officer.

“At NBAD, people will harvest what they cultivate - we will reward and encourage hard workers, innovators, and the committed ones but will not tolerate underperformers. This is to ensure that best products and services are delivered by the best banking professionals to our esteemed customers,” he added.

“We are on a constant look-out to attract and retain the brightest and best talents, giving everyone the opportunity to maximise their potential to keep pace with the bank's expansions throughout the region, ” said  NBAD’s Group Chief Human Resources Officer.

“I’m proud to say that NBAD’s success story mirrors the UAE growth; over the past four decades, NBAD has managed to be ahead of economic and social developments enabling UAE to be considered one of the top emerging economies within a very short period of time. The bank has also contributed in financing enormous projects in different economic sectors. NBAD is now one of the largest banks in the Middle East.  It employs 4,000 people from more than 50 nationalities and many multi talented, highly gifted and qualified people” he added.   

In regard to future employment focus, 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”.

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