Mansour bin Zayed attends graduation ceremony of 180 EIBFS students

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, on Wednesday attended the graduation ceremony of 180 students from the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, EIBFS, at the institute’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

During the ceremony, Sheikh Mansour highlighted the positive role of the UAE banking sector in supporting the national economy and strengthening sustainable development, to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda goals.

He also noted the desire of the country’s wise leadership to prepare and train a promising generation of educated students capable of facing future challenges and providing the country with national manpower equipped with the highest scientific standards, to continue the country’s development and overall advancement.

Sheikh Mansour then highlighted the strategic importance of the private sector, which is a major employment destination for graduate students, and its role in strengthening the participation of qualified Emiratis in the job market and supporting local and federal efforts to raise the level of Emiratisation in the country.

Sheikh Mansour congratulated the graduates and wished them good luck and bright future, calling on them to continue their education in this important sector.

Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager of the EIBFS, praised the patronage of Sheikh Mansour of the graduation ceremony, while expressing his pride of the students who studied at the institute.

Hesham Abdullah Al Qassim, Chairman of the EIBFS, stressed that the EIBFS was and is still efficiently contributing to the development of the country’s banking and financial sector.

The ceremony was attended by Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Madfa, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of the Union at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, as well as the executive heads of Abu Dhabi banks, the EIBFS’s board of directors and the parents of the graduates.

UAE Banking & Finance magazine launched

We are pleased to present to you this special edition of the UAE Banking & Finance magazine issued by the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies. This year we honor and acknowledge the announcement by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE that 2018 in the UAE will carry the slogan “The Year of Zayed” and mark it as a national occasion to celebrate the late founding leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, we want to highlight the role of the late leader in the establishment and development of the UAE as a progressive nation and economy, and showcase his impact and legacy, and promote the values that he displayed throughout his life.

The launch of the twentieth National Exhibition of Employment in the Banking, Finance and Government sector in Sharjah, is an example of such efforts that are aligned with his vision.

The exhibition provides a platform to accelerate the process of Emiratisation in the banking and financial sector. The Institute has been keen to maintain the organization of the National Exhibition of Employment in the Banking, Financial and Government sector, due to its significance and great contribution in providing opportunities to the job seekers and creating a direct link with the banking, finance and government institutions. The exhibition was one of the initiatives of the Human Resources Development Committee in the Banking and Finance sector, which is keen to support the policies of the state for increasing Emiratisation ratio in the banking and financial sector. This year due to the Human Resources Development Committee’s efforts we have witnessed a remarkable success in increasing Emiratization ratios as compared to other private sector institutions.

We strongly believe that such exhibitions will continue to improve the employability prospects of the nationals and contribute greatly in reducing the unemployment rates among job seekers. It also provides opportunity to identify the availability of jobs (demand) and the available capabilities and skills (supply) and increases the prospects of maintaining the balance in demand and supply. We are also very keen to contribute towards maintaining this balance by ensuring there is a smooth supply of right capabilities and skills through employment-oriented training, which is one of the Institute’s key, focus areas.

Our continuous support towards this initiative is evident in our strategy for (20172019). In which we have great emphasis on expansion of our training base and quality enhancement. This will ensure that we have right capabilities in place for building the capacity, skills and knowledge required to achieve the national agenda.

Jamal Ahmed Al Jassmi

General Manager & Editor-in-chief