The “National Bank
of Abu Dhabi” (NBAD) launched the “NBAD E-Academy”, which is considered an
educational platform for knowledge supply over the internet, in order to
develop and improve the skills of employees and enhance the bank’s ability to deliver
services and products.
The “NBAD E-Academy”
provides training courses as per the request and need of the employees. It
offers more than (600) hours of educational programs in the field of banking
and finance accredited by several international institutions such as “Chartered
Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI)”, “Investment Management
Consultants Association (IMCA)”, “Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants (ACCA)”, “The Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF)”, “Certified
Financial Planner”, “Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)”, “Chartered Institute
of Management Accountants (CIMA)”, and “Certified Public Accountants (CPA)”.
Mr. “Ehab Hassan”,
NBAD’s Group Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Managing Director, said
that launching the “E-Academy” confirms the bank’s commitment to develop the
skills of employees, and ensures the bank’s leadership in the field of finance
and its delivery of the best products and services to customers.
E-Academy”, which is located in “Abu Dhabi” and “Dubai”, and is considered the
bank’s educational center, offers modern training programs for the employees of
the bank periodically in order to promote their skills.
The initiatives of Emiratisation, which aim to develop and promote the
skills of the national cadres in the financial field, comes within the learning
culture in the “National Bank of Abu Dhabi”, which includes the program “AFAQ”
which allows university graduates to obtain a Master’s degree in “Banking and
Finance”, and gain the banking experience through working at the bank’s
branches and departments. In addition, “Al Sadara” provides national cadres
with the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in “International Business”
and gain banking experience.
scholarships for distinguished high school students in order to complete their
university studies abroad. The bank also offers “Al Bedaya” for the
professional training of high school graduates. The banks in “UAE” adopted a
set of new strategies and plans in order to increase and promote localization
levels in the banking sector, where the banks compete with each other to
attract young Emirati cadres to work under their umbrella in the financial
sector, and the local banks currently provide various programs in order to
qualify and train Emirati citizens, and provides them with benefits and
The banking sector
is considered one of the best sectors in terms of Emiratisation as it
demonstrated its seriousness in dealing with the Emiratisation issue, and its
support for the localization policies in the State in this important field. It
is worth mentioning that (13) banks achieved an Emiratisation percentage
between (40%) and (52%).
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