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IBS honors 25 NBK employees from graduates of certification program

As part of their strategic partnership, the Institute of Banking Studies (IBS) honored 25 employees from National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) who participated in a number of IBS training programs, as part of the Professional Certification Programs for year 2023, with total 40 certificates obtained by the bank’s employees. These programs are accredited by The London Institute of Banking and Finance, which is one of the leading international institutions in professional banking and finance studies.

The honoring was presented in the awarding ceremony held at NBK HQ 38th Floor – Ballroom on 25 March 2024, and attended by Rana Al-Nibari – General Director of IBS.

NBK employees received various professional certificates including: Advanced Certificate in Credit Management (ACCM), Certified Bank Branch Manager (CBBM), Certified Bank Relationship Manager for High-Net-Worth Customers (CBRM), and Certified Bank Wealth Manager (CBWM).

Commenting on this, Emad Al-Ablani, GM – Head of Group Human Resources at National Bank of Kuwait said, “NBK adopts a strategy that promotes employees’ continuous development and improvement of their skills and expertise. To this end, the bank links promotions and financial incentives to academic certificates and training courses obtained by employees, to ensure continuous development for them.”

“In line with our leadership in the banking sector, we regard professional certification as paramount in employees’ career, and always motivate them to pursue continuous development of their capabilities and skills. In addition to being globally accepted tools for continuous learning and training, these certificates help boost the professional competence of banking sector employees to keep pace with global changes in this regard,” he added.

“NBK holds an unwavering commitment to furnishing future leaders with the necessary training programs and capabilities. These initiatives aim to cultivate adaptability, motivation of others, and delivering advanced and innovative services, thus solidifying the bank’s leadership position among local banks,” he emphasized.

Al-Ablani expressed NBK’s appreciation of the significant contributions of IBS in providing these professional certificates that enrich the banking business, as they help upskill national talent working in local banks and enhance their capabilities to ensure that they are up to date with the latest advancements in the global banking industry and qualify them to become active contributors to the economic development in Kuwait.

It is worth mentioning that IBS’ initiatives align with NBK’s strategy of investing in human capital, as seen in its consistent endeavors to support, empower, train national talent and provide them with promising employment opportunities. This reflects NBK’s role as one of the top private sector employers of Kuwaitis, and keenness to deliver training programs designed according to advanced scientific methodologies, to help improve employees’ performance.