NBAD, ifs ink employee diploma programme
Abu Dhabi, July 30, 2009
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), a leading UAE-based bank and the ifs School of Finance have signed an agreement to deliver the ifs professional diploma programme in banking and finance for NBAD employees.
NBAD’s partnership with the ifs School of Finance, one of the world’s leading providers of professional banking and financial services qualifications will enable NBAD’s employees to benefit from a foundation in banking and from which to progress their careers.
The ifs professional diploma programme in Abu Dhabi will be open to open to NBAD employees including management trainees, and the modular structure of the course will enable students to focus on learning which is relevant to them.
Further, all those who enrol on the course will become registered members of the ifs School of Finance, and will have access to dedicated subject tutors and flexible workshops through its local partner in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Zayed University, and to online resources and specialist reading lists and induction material.
“We are delighted to be working with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) to deliver this programme,” said Martin Day, dean of higher education at the ifs School of Finance.
“This agreement brings together a global leader in financial education and Abu Dhabi’s foremost financial services provider, and marks a real milestone for both institutions. Students in Abu Dhabi will now be able to benefit from a rigorous and engaging course, supported by excellent learning materials that will give them a firm foundation in banking on which to build in the future.”
Michael Tomalin, NBAD’s Group chief executive said: “We are very pleased to team up with the ifs School of finance. NBAD is constantly looking to attract, develop, and retain the brightest banking professionals and this partnership with ifs will ensure that our talents will be given every opportunity to develop their banking and financial skills.”
“Continuous learning and development is one of the core values of NBAD’s corporate culture since it enables the staff to contribute effectively to developing innovative, efficient and secure products and services to allow our customers enjoy the most convenient banking experience,” said Ehab Anis Hassan, NBAD’s group chief human resources officer.
“Pursuing this approach has confirmed our leading position as employer of choice and made NBAD an award winning leader in the UAE and the Middle East financial services industry,” Hassan added. – TradeArabia News Service