Ithmaar employees earn top awards
Manama, May 27, 2012
Six employees of Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, have passed an intensive programme to earn the designation of Certified Islamic Banker.
The Certified Islamic Banker award is issued by the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institution (CIBAFI), which is widely recognised as the official umbrella for all financial institutions that comply with the principles of the Islamic Sharia.
“Having played a pioneering role in the establishment and subsequent development of Islamic banking and finance in the region, Ithmaar Bank recognises the important role it must continue to play in developing competent expertise for the industry,” said Ithmaar Bank chief executive officer and member of the board Mohammed Bucheerei, who honoured the employees.
“In this regard, we found a perfect match with General Council, whose aim is to develop the Islamic financial industry and protect it in various fields such as human resources development, information and financial analysis, communication, information and awareness, and rating of Islamic financial products,” he said.
“I am delighted to be able to celebrate the achievements of our employees who have earned their certification, and I wish them continuing success in their careers,” said Bucheerei.
“At Ithmaar, we have long maintained that, ultimately, it is the quality of our people that will drive our continued success,” he added.
The Certified Islamic Banker programme aims at improving the capabilities and skills of staff in the Islamic banking and finance industry. It is designed for employees across the industry in various professional levels, and seeks to equip them with sound, well-integrated foundations.
It also provides them with professional knowledge and expertise, as well as the proper banking applications, and enables them a straightforward and steady start toward an array of career options. – TradeArabia News Service