Emirates Islamic empowers high-potential employees with exclusive leadership programme

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  • Bank aims to evolve next generation of banking leaders
  • Continues to strengthen commitment to Emiratisation
Salah Amin, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Islamic

Dubai: Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE has successfully concluded an exclusive coaching programme to empower high-potential employees to meet leadership demands of the future.

As part of the bank’s ongoing commitment to evolve local talent in the banking sector, a cohort of promising employees participated in the Asian Leadership Institute Group’s 3C Triad Programme to advance leadership competencies in three key skill areas: communication, collaboration, and coaching.

Founded in 1982, the Asian Leadership Institute was established to help organisations transform leaders, teams, and organisational cultures at scale. The six-month personalised online 3C Triad executive coaching programme is designed to systematically work through real development issues. It aims to directly build leadership capabilities while simultaneously developing skills to support the growth and development of peers. 

Salah Amin, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Islamic, said: “The banking industry is a key pillar of the UAE economy and one of the country’s most vital business sectors. As a leading Islamic bank in the UAE, we believe in investing in our people to equip them for future success. The 3C Triad coaching programme is in line with our commitment to prepare our high-potential employees to thrive in the competitive global financial services sector.”

Marwan Salem Abunawas AlMheiri, Chief Human Resources Officer at Emirates Islamic, added: “We are delighted to empower our high-potential employees to become the leaders of the future. At Emirates Islamic, our people are our greatest asset. We remain committed to supporting their continued development through learning and training programmes that ready them for career progression while improving personal and organisational effectiveness.” 

About Emirates Islamic:

Emirates Islamic (DFM: EIB), part of Emirates NBD Group, is one of the fastest growing banks in the UAE. Established in 2004 as Emirates Islamic Bank, the bank has established itself as a major player in the highly competitive financial services sector in the UAE.

Emirates Islamic offers a comprehensive range of Shari’a-compliant products and services across the Personal, Business and Corporate banking spectrum with a network of 60 branches and 208 ATMs/CDMs across the UAE. In the fast growing area of online and mobile banking, the bank has the reputation as an innovator, being the first Islamic bank to launch a mobile banking app and the first Islamic bank to offer Apple Pay in the UAE.

Emirates Islamic has consistently received local and international awards, in recognition of its strong record of performance and innovation in banking. The bank won the prestigious Euromoney award for innovation in Islamic Finance in 2015 and Global Finance’s Innovator in Islamic Finance award for EI trade, the world’s first Shari’a-compliant online trade finance and supply chain platform. The bank has won several industry accolades in 2017, including Service Olympian Award for ‘Most Improved Website’ and ‘Best Social Media Reach’. In 2018, Emirates Islamic was named ‘Best Islamic Bank” in the UAE by Global Finance and ‘Best Islamic Banking Brand’ by Global Brands Magazine. The bank has also claimed the ‘Best Mobile Banking app’ award, and the ‘Best Islamic Card’ for its Emarati Credit Card at the Banker Middle East Product Awards 2018.

As part of its commitment to the UAE community, the Emirates Islamic Charity Fund provides financial aid to those in need, with a focus on food, shelter, health, education and social welfare contributions.