Human capital development is at the core of NBK’s priorities and strategic pillars for achieving sustainable growth.

The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) places a strong emphasis on training, developing, and upskilling its staff, reflecting its consistent commitment to investing in human capital. In this regard, the bank has started its first staff training program on “Credit Administration and Credit Operations Certification” in collaboration with one of the most famous training organizations in the world.

The launch ceremony was attended by Ms. Shaikha Al-Bahar, Deputy Group CEO of National Bank of Kuwait, Mr. Mohammad Al-Kharafi, Chief Operating Officer – Head of Group Operations & Information Technology, and Mr. Emad Al-Ablani, GM – Group Human Resources.

The program stretches across 3 months stating from the second week of September and includes a blended approach (physical training, online training and E-Learning courses).

The training, which includes 18 employees from various departments and overseas branches, aims to improve the participants’ analytical and critical thinking abilities as well as their knowledge of the company and its market, so that NBK Credit and Finance professionals’ competency levels are continually raised.

Commenting on this, Mr. Emad Al-Ablani, GM – Group Human Resources at National Bank of Kuwait said, “NBK provides training and development opportunities aimed at building employees’ technical competencies and skills, including digital and leadership capabilities, and interpersonal and professional skills. Moreover, we offer mandatory annual or bi-annual trainings to ensure all employees’ acknowledgment and understanding of NBK commitments and expectations.”

“Developing future leaders has always been a key focus for NBK, as its training model enhances leadership capabilities, stemming from a concrete vision of our perception of authentic leadership,” he added.

“NBK is increasingly investing in talent through offering specialized programs at every level, from NBK Academy through which we select high potential fresh graduate local talent and prepare them for their career, to Middle Management Programs, and to Executive Education. Developing our talent is an ongoing and crucial aspect of our workforce management practices,” he noted.

“Human capital development is at the core of NBK’s performance and sustainable success. Our people are our success, and to that extent, our ESG strategy sets the pathway towards building an agile, diverse and inclusive workforce that fosters trust, creativity and transparency,” he explained.

The training alliance with eminent institutions reflects NBK’s aim to improve its human resources, which serve as the foundation of all eminent institutions and are trained through the best programs. It also reflects the bank’s efforts to help its staff members develop their careers so they can meet the demands of the banking industry.

It is worth mentioning that all the programs and courses delivered to employees are designed within an integrated training plan developed according to methodological and scientific standards to meet the needs of all relevant departments, in cooperation with the best banking experts and globally reputable training agencies.