Dubai-UAE: Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, launched a leadership series to inspire, promote innovation and deliver impactful insights to Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors from the banking and financial sector in the UAE.

The virtual series titled “CEO Thought Leadership Series” is part of the EIBFS leadership program, designed to upskill leaderships within the financial sector and shape the world of tomorrow, in collaboration with EIBFS global partners University of Oxford, Bank for International Settlements (BIS), and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

The series was launched as part of EIBFS continued efforts to drive the thought leadership in the financial sector in line with UAE’s vision of becoming a knowledge-based economy.

The series has been carefully designed to cover three key areas of interest to the leadership in the industry, through three short one-hour sessions, focusing on strategies for effective Anti Financial Crime (AFC) controls through innovation, the rise of platforms and ecosystems in the financial industry, and the domain of the rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).

Over 100 CEOs from various UAE banks and the insurance sector were invited to join Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager of EIBFS, and other senior officials from the Institute, to attend the first session of the series under the title ‘How to ensure effective AFC controls through innovation’, which shed the light on how AI and other technologies can support in AFC controls, innovation & the effective AFC controls, and the responsible use of AI.


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.

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