EIBFS Recognizes 41 Emiratis from Commercial Bank of Dubai for Successful Completion of Certified Banking Operation Program


Dubai, UAE: Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, hosted a graduation ceremony to award 41 Emirati professionals for completing the Certified Banking Operation Program (CBO). The CBO program sets out competency and practice-oriented development modules covering seven banking practices and specializations.

Over five weeks, through the program, the participants were given an in-depth understanding of various banking areas such as risk management, operations, corporate banking and wealth management. Moreover, the course also covered operational aspects as well as various technology and regulatory requirements.

The program was delivered through a mix of e-learning sessions as well as live classes.

Karis Kettlety, Head of Human Resources at Commercial Bank of Dubai and Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager of EIBFS both handed out the certificates to the trainees at a graduation ceremony that was held at the EIBFS Dubai campus.

Dr. Bernd van Linder, Chief Executive Officer of CBD, said: “We are delighted that 41 Emirati professionals from CBD have successfully completed the Certified Banking Operation Program. As one of the leading national banks in the UAE, we are committed to ensuring that our Emirati talent play a vital role in shaping the industry’s future by providing them with relevant training and accreditation programs to help them perform their roles efficiently. The CBO program will provide the candidates with a solid foundation to empower their career growth and help them evolve as bankers of the future.” 

Jamal Al Jassmi, said: “We are pleased to have delivered the Certified Banking Operation Program to the Emirati workforce at CBD. We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with CBD and are happy to be able to serve their learning and development needs. Our course has been curated to offer a well-rounded experience to our trainees through reading material, instructional videos, and online assessments. We are proud of all that they have achieved so far and wish them all the very best for all their future endeavors in the banking sector.

He added: “At EIBFS, we recognize that the financial industry is undergoing profound change, which will create new opportunities and require new skills. In this context, our teams have worked closely with the professional bodies, industry players and government agencies to assess the industry changes and introduce certification courses that will help the workforce raise the bar and journey toward excellence in finance.”

In October, EIBFS unveiled its 2022 Annual Training Plan (ATP), a skills map for financial and banking professionals to deepen specialist skillsets to better serve the UAE’s growing banking ecosystem. The plan, which has been developed in line with the recent announcements made the UAE government to increase Emirati representation in the workforce, features a range of international certificates, professional certificates, Insight e-learning and learning bundles. Trainees can opt for full-fledged courses, micro-learning modules or self-paced learning options.

About EIBFS:

The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) was founded in 1983. As a leading independent training center, it offers world-class education, training and allied services in the critical areas of banking and finance. Based in the UAE, EIBFS currently has three campuses for education and training services located in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The Institute has made substantial contributions to the careers of thousands of students and working professionals in the financial services sector. EIBFS is also a strong supporter of Emiratization and has launched various initiatives that have greatly helped to promote the careers of Emiratis. All academic programs offered by EIBFS are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Students who have successfully completed these programs have found productive employment at various levels in banks and financial institutions in the UAE and around the world.

About Commercial Bank of Dubai:

Commercial Bank of Dubai was established in 1969 and is registered as a Public Shareholding Company (PSC). The Bank is listed on the Dubai Financial Market and is mostly owned by UAE Nationals, including 20% by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD). Over the years, Commercial Bank of Dubai has built itself into a progressive and modern Banking institution, endowed with a strong financial structure and strong management, as well as a loyal and ever increasing customer and correspondent base. Today CBD is one of the leading banks in the United Arab Emirates and offers its customers a full range of retail and commercial banking products and services.