FGB to step up Emiratisation drive

First Gulf Bank reinforces commitment to Emiratisaton at Abu Dhabi Recruitment Show.
FGB to step up Emiratisation drive
By Melissa Hancock
Wed 16 May 2007 05:47 PM

Abu Dhabi's

First Gulf Bank (FGB), is reinforcing its commitment to Emiratisation with its participation in the three-day Abu Dhabi Recruitment Show "TAWDHEEF 2007" held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company ADNEC from May 15-17, 2007.

"Emiratisation is a critical component of the bank's recruitment strategy and considerable resources are invested in core competency training to assist young UAE nationals to develop careers within the financial sector," said André Sayegh, CEO, FGB.

"First Gulf Bank is one of the UAE's largest financial institutions and plays a leading role in Emiratisation through sustained efforts towards national development. We believe the private sector must actively take on responsibility for nurturing talent and we intend to spearhead a number of initiatives to lead the way," said Sayegh.

FGB's representatives at the Recruitment Show will advise young nationals on the opportunities within the banking sector and provide insights into the industry.

"Emiratisation is vital to the overall economic development of the country and the finance and banking industry can play an important role to this end. Emiratisation is certainly one area in which the bank believes it can truly make a difference," said Sayegh.


"Nationals opting to join FGB at this stage in its history are joining a bank which last year achieved record net profits and has embarked on a growth strategy both locally and internationally. FGB believes its people are key to its success and invests heavily in imparting best-in-class training to its staff to enhance their knowledge, skills and overall performance."

FGB has made considerable progress in its own Emiratisation efforts by consistently achieving the annual national recruitment ratio laid down by the Central Bank.

"We enjoy a very close relationship with universities, Higher Colleges of Technology and other institutions to recruit the best talents. Highly competent employees give us the winning edge required to succeed in an extremely competitive environment. Therefore, we ensure that we attract, select and retain high calibre professionals, providing them with a multi-cultural work environment that values creativity and encourages them to realize their full potential and build a rewarding and satisfying career," concluded Sayegh.

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