Successful event reinforces cooperative ties between banking institutions in the region
November 14, 2012
The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), the sole provider of specialized knowledge and enhanced learning experiences for the UAE banking and financial sector, successfully hosted a two-day workshop that specifically catered to directors and senior officials of banking institutions across the GCC region’s banking and finance segment. The program, which was held recently at the Al Meydan Hotel in Dubai, saw the attendance of more than (5) participants coming from leading banks in the region. The move is part of EIBFS continuing commitment to provide the banking segment with strategic and relevant training programs and courses.
Highlights of the event included key speeches and presentations made by industry leaders like Dr. Jomaan Bin Abdullah Al Wigdani, Director General, Saudi Institute for Banking; Dr. Yacoub Al Rifai, Director, Institute of Banking Studies in Kuwait; Gary Murray, Director, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance and Anis Allwati, General Director, College of Banking and Financial Studies in the Sultanate of Oman.
“We are very pleased at the overwhelming turnout of this event, ably meeting the set objective of strengthening cooperation among GCC banks and facilitating the exchange of experiences, best practices and information through the many activities we held within the workshop. The exciting two-day program proved to be a strategic venue to discuss timely issues and at the same time develop solutions for human resources development challenges and how to further the development of GCC nationals who have chosen banking as a professional career. We would also like to thank the industry leaders who came and shared their insights with us as the participants surely learned from them and are now ready to put their newfound knowledge to use,” concluded Jamal Al Jasmi, General Manager of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS).
About the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS)
The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) is the UAE’s sole provider of specialized knowledge and enhanced learning experiences for the local banking and finance sector. Established in 1983, the institution offers a wide range of both training and academic programs that have been developed to meet the needs of the country’s banking, insurance and finance sectors. Bolstered by its vision to become a leading institution that provides world-class education and training in banking and finance at local, regional and international levels, EIBFS has also forged strategic partnership with leading international institutions abroad. With campuses located in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the institution continues to remain true to its three-fold objective of raising the standard of performance of the banking workforce; qualify UAE nationals for successful careers in the industry and strengthen the country's pool of skilled nationals.