02 Dec 2014
MANAMA, BAHRAIN – 02 December 2014 – Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, yesterday (ed note: 01/12/14) marked Bahrain Women’s Day by honouring the Bank’s women employees and presenting each with a gift.
The honouring ceremony was hosted by Ithmaar Bank Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Abdul Rahim, and attended by the General Manager, Banking Operations, Information Technology and Administration, Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Shaikh, the Head of Human Resources, Enas Rahimi, and other members of the Bank’s management team.
“In marking Bahrain Women’s day, we celebrate the key contributions of women to our economy, our society and our community at large,” said Abdul Rahim. “Women play key roles in all levels and across all departments at Ithmaar Bank, as employees, management, and as members of the Board of Directors, and the Bank’s growth and continued success would not have been possible without them,’ he said.
“Ithmaar Bank has long recognised women as equal partners in the workforce,” said Abdul Rahim. “We empower all our employees, ensuring equal growth opportunities for all, and focus on continuously enhancing our performance-based culture. Marking Bahrain Women’s day and honouring our women employees is an opportunity to emphasise this among our employees,” he said.
Ithmaar Bank’s total workforce of 270 employees include 75 women employees who account for 28 percent of the workforce. Kuwait’s Shaikha Hissah bint Saad Al Sabah, who is president of both the Council for Arab Business Women and the Council for Arab African Business Women, is also a member of the Ithmaar Bank Board of Directors.