04 Sep 2016
MANAMA, BAHRAIN – 4 September 2016 – Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, hosted a dinner celebration to honour employees who have recently earned advanced academic and professional certifications.

The celebration, which was hosted by the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Abdul Rahim, and attended by Chief Operating Officer Ravindra Khot and Assistant General Manager, Head of Retail Banking, Mohammed Janahi, was organized by the Bank’s Human Resources Department in-line with the Bank’s long-standing commitment to celebrating employee achievements.

A total of sixteen employees from various departments, including Sharia Compliance, Retail Banking, Compliance and Anti Money Laundering, Product Management and Development, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Information Technology, Commercial and Financial Institutions, Internal Audit and Human Resources, were honoured for having earned various degrees including the Advanced Diploma in Islamic Commercial Jurisprudence, the Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance, the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing, the Certified Information System Auditor, the CIPD Diploma in HR Management, the CIPD Diploma in Human Resources Practices, the Certified Sharia Adviser and Auditor and the CIMA Diploma in Islamic Finance.

“Our employee are truly our greatest asset, and it is always a pleasure to join in celebrating their success,” said Abdul Rahim. “Ithmaar Bank is determined to become one of the region’s premier Islamic retail banks and, to do so, we listen closely to our customer and invest heavily in continuously developing our products and services, as well as on expanding our delivery channels and enhancing our customer service offerings. Ultimately, however, it is the quality of our people that will drive the Bank’s continued success,” he said.

“I am pleased to see so many of our employees earning such prestigious certifications,” said Abdul Rahim. “This reflects our shared commitment to excellence and I wish each one of them continued success,” he said.

Ithmaar Bank Head of Human Resources, Enas Mohammed Rahimi, joined Abdul Rahim in congratulating the employees and wishing them all the best.

“Learning is a life-time commitment and, to achieve our true potential, we must never allow ourselves to get complacent,” said Rahimi. “In earning such advanced academic and professional certifications, our employees demonstrate this very thinking and contribute, directly and in a big way, to the Bank’s continued success. We are all very proud of their achievements,” she said.

The honoured employees are: Saud Abdulaziz Hasan, who earned the Advanced Diploma in Islamic Commercial Jurisprudence; Khalil Ebrahim Qubail, Nasser Abdulla AlNaqeeb, Ali Yousif Jumaan, May A.Hameed Al Thawadi, Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Hasan, Mohammed Abdulla Al-Awadhi, Muhjah Abdulrazaq Fulad,Yousif Mohammed Al Qasim and Faisal Riyadh Sater who earned the Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance; Mohammed Abdulnabi Hajih who earned the CIM Level 6 Professional Diploma in Marketing; Ahmed Fareed Buqais who earned the Certified Information System Auditor certification; Haleema Sayed Mohamed Al-Alawi who earned the CIPD Diploma in HR Management – Level 5; Sara Ebrahim Bucheeri who earned the CIPD Diploma in Human Resources Practices – Level 3; Esra Ahmed Al Saei who earned the Certified Shari’a Adviser and Auditor certification and Isa Ali Al Hammadi who earned the CIMA Diploma in Islamic Finance.

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