In sustenance of its Emiratization plan ADCB Develops UAE National Trainees

03 May 2010

Abu Dhabi, 3 May 2010: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank announced today that it has graduated almost 300 UAE National trainees through a new initiative of human resources development in Ras Al-Khaima and Fujeirah. This follows the completion of a 12 month "Watani" programme that covers a broad range of business areas, including Finance, Accounting, Business English and Banking Transactions.

Mr. Sultan Al Mahmoud, Head of Human Resources, ADCB said: "At ADCB we recognise the importance of nurturing the upcoming talent throughout the UAE. In line with our plan to empower the Bank through its citizens, we endeavor to offer young talent the opportunity for training, even before graduation or the taking up of a full-time career, which provides the added stepping stone to young and aspiring Emirates looking for a career in the financial services industry."

Ms. Mudhi Muzafar Al-Haj, Head of Strategic Business Development, Consumer Banking, visited Ras Al-Khaima and Fujeirah, acting as the Emirati Academy's programme designer to work closely with trainees during 2009, graduating the top 10 students from each group.

Ms. Mudhi Muzafar Al-Haj added: "The project was carried out with the purpose of developing the National human resources in the Northern Emirates, preparing them for their careers in the banking industry and solidifying ADCB's contribution and commitment to its Emiratization strategy."

Based on the success of the first UAE National group of trainees that graduated the Basics of Banking last year, a second group of approximately 280 students is scheduled to participate in a similar development programme in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Fujairah in 2010.

"This programme is an essential part of the implementation of our development strategy for the development and promotion of the UAE National talent, designed to help trainees acquire the skills and qualifications necessary for a successful future careers within the banking sector." Ms. Mudhi Muzafar Al-Haj concluded.