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Emirates Islamic inks strategic talent development partnership with The University of Manchester Middle East Centre

 

Dubai, 16 February 2022: Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, today announced that it has signed a strategic talent development partnership with The University of Manchester Middle East Centre to empower the bank's employees to continue elevating their skill sets and meet the sector's demands in the future.

Through this agreement, Emirates Islamic employees will benefit from extensive learning and development benefits including discounted access to the University's global Part-time MBA programme and other part-time Master’s programmes, as well as executive leadership courses and masterclasses from globally renowned professors.

The University’s Global part-time MBA offers a practice-based approach focussing on real-world business problems, enabling students to rapidly use newly acquired abilities in the field. Employees will study alongside a diverse international cohort, gaining a unique window into key global business developments.

Additionally, the University will provide Emirates Islamic comprehensive access to a global talent pool of more than 60,000 ambitious alumni of the University’s Alliance Manchester Business School, comprising executives from 169 countries, and assist in identifying suitable candidates of high calibre to meet the bank's human resource requirements.

Commenting on the partnership, Marwan AlMheiri, Chief Human Resources Officer at Emirates Islamic, said: “At Emirates Islamic, our people are our greatest asset. We are delighted to support the continued development of our employees with access to The University of Manchester’s world class programmes. The banking industry is a key pillar of the UAE economy and one of the nation’s most vital business sectors. As a leading Islamic bank in the UAE, we see this MOU as the beginning of a long and valuable partnership that reaffirms our strong commitment to evolve talent in the region's banking sector.”

Randa Bessiso, Director of the Middle East Centre at The University of Manchester, said: “We are delighted to sign a talent development agreement with Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE. Through this partnership we will empower the bank’s high-potential employees to become future ready leaders in this competitive financial sector. Additionally, employees will have the opportunity to connect with globally renowned academics and industry experts. We are confident that this agreement will have a substantial impact, establishing pathways for employees to engage in meaningful, industry-relevant learning experiences.”