Emirates Islamic nurtures UAE National talent through specialised leadership program

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  • Reinforces commitment to employee development, with a focus on UAE Nationals
  • Aimed to ensure that top talent is future ready
Salah Amin, Chief Executive Officer at Emirates Islamic

Dubai: Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE recently culminated their three-part emerging leaders development programme, conducted in association with Hult Ashridge Executive Education.

The one-of-a-kind learning programme, involved a fully immersive simulation, aimed to condense years of leadership experience into a few days. The unique format involved reproducing real-life scenarios, to teach participants key leadership lessons and help them practice their responses to extremely challenging situations. The sessions were followed by extensive feedback sessions to improve self-awareness, resilience and their ability to think and act under pressure. The programme also included sessions on Psychological Safety and creating an organizational culture of feedback.

Salah Amin, Chief Executive Officer at Emirates Islamic, said: “The banking sector is fast evolving, and as a home-grown bank and a leading Islamic financial institution in the UAE, we are continuously working towards our commitment to ensure that our top talent is future ready. We greatly value our UAE National talent and strongly believe that they will play an instrumental role in shaping the future of banking. Through these specialized workshops, we aim to augment overall employee growth and performance.”

Also commenting, Marwan Salem Abunawas AlMheiri, Chief Human Resources Officer at Emirates Islamic, said “We, at Emirates Islamic, have always recognized the importance of enabling the professional growth of our people and investing in their development has remained a priority. We are thrilled at the success of our workshop conducted in association with Hult Ashridge Executive Education and are confident that it will equip our future leaders with the knowledge and leadership skills required for ongoing success.”

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 61 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.