18 Nov 2015

MANAMA, BAHRAIN – 17 November 2015: Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, honoured long-serving employees who had completed thirty, twenty-five, twenty, fifteen and ten years with the Bank when it hosted its’ Annual Staff Gathering.

Speaking at the Gathering, Ithmaar Bank Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Abdul Rahim paid rich tribute to the employees, describing them as the Bank’s most valuable assets, and stressing that their dedicated efforts contribute directly to the Bank’s continued success.

Abdul Rahim said the Annual Gathering is part of the Bank’s long-standing philosophy of bringing employees together and continuously working to further developing close working relationships across the board.

“This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other on a more personal and less formal basis,” said Abdul Rahim. “It is an opportunity to transcend the corporate hierarchy and strengthen interpersonal relationships,” he said.

“It is also an opportunity to reinforce our long standing commitment to further developing our merit-based culture of employee excellence,” said Abdul Rahim. “This helps develop our youth positions for future leadership positions,” he said.

In a brief speech he delivered at the Gathering, Abdul Rahim also stressed Ithmaar Bank’s commitment to empowering female employees and ensuring equal opportunities for all. He also thanked the long-serving employees for their dedication, particularly Khalid Abdulrahman Abdulla Hasan who have completed 30 years of service.

“It has not been an easy year for us, but with the grace and blessings of the Almighty, followed by the dedication, focus and loyalty of Ithmaar employees, we are on the road to success,” said Abdul Rahim. “Our core business continues to do consistently well, with Retail Banking reporting dramatic growth in financing assets and in customer deposits, as well as a huge increase in the number of new customers. In fact, our market share, as benchmarked against the statistics of the Central Bank of Bahrain, show gains on all key Retail banking product offerings – current accounts, home financing, auto financing and personal financing. Our other lines of business are also progressing well, with Commercial and International banking continuing to break new grounds,” he said.

The Gathering, which was hosted at the Diplomat Bahrain was attended by almost 300 employees from the Bank’s various departments.

“At Ithmaar Bank, we have long maintained that, ultimately, it is the quality of our people that drives our success,” said Ithmaar Bank Head of Human Resources, Enas Rahimi. “Consequently, Ithmaar Bank invests in developing long-term relationships with each employee, celebrating their achievements, and rewarding their commitment and dedication,” she said.

“The fact that so many of our employees have been with us for so long is, I believe, testimony to the success of our commitment to our employees,” said Rahimi. “These employees helped build Ithmaar Bank into what it is today and will help drive our continued success,” she said.

The following Ithmaar Bank employees received Long Service Awards: Thirty Years: Khalid Abdulrahman Abdulla Hasan; Twenty-Five Years: Abdulrahman Ahmed Abdulla Ahmed, Yousif Abdulla Mohammed Al Khan and Faeq Ghuloom Ridha Zainal; Twenty Years: Abdulnabi Mansoor Mohammed Al-Koofi, Adnan S.Abbas Jaffar Alawi, Sami Abdulla Ahmed Al-Hajri, Ahmed Khamis Abdulla Al-Sowaidi and Sadiq Yousif Abdulla Al-Gallaf; Fifteen Years: Mohammed Emad Mohammed Iqbal; Ten Years: Farhan Nimatalla Ghulam Rasool, Rashid Fikri Rashid Abu Owdah, Abdulla Ali Ebrahim Ali, Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Janahi, Haitham Abdul Razzaq Mohammed Al Khaja, Khalid Ahmed Abdulla Al-Abbasi, Maitham Abedali Jaffar Al Sudan, Mohammed Hasan Ali Al Aynati, Nabeel Abdulkarim Hassoon Al-Laith, Aesha Ahmed Yousif Al-Mana, Ahlam Sadiq Al-Tublani, Ahmed Salamah Abusiyam, Amal Abdulamir Hasan Ebrahim, Amal Amin Hasan Abdulrahman Abdi, Deena Abdulla Ahmed Buchiri, Ehab Ezat Faraj Nasrulla, Eman Abdul Wadood Ismail Al Awadhi, Eman Ali Abdulla Al Mahroos, Enas Mohammed Fathalla Rahimi, Hamad Mohammed Ali Al Dosseri, Khalid Ahmed Abdulrahim Al-Saie, Lateefa Ali Isa Al Kuwaiti, Lubna Abdul Nabi Ebrahim Al Sayyed, Sajidah Abdulla Ali Hussain, Sharif Hasan Ismail Mohammed and Yousif Abdulla Dadkhuda Mohammed.

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