Monday 23, October 2017 by Jessica Combes

Al Hilal Bank drives forward its Emiratisation efforts


Al Hilal Bank announced the appointment of a group of UAE nationals to empower local talent in an increasingly competitive economic climate. 

The Bank is committed to cultivating the exceptional talent of UAE nationals, as there is a strong belief that they are the backbone of the UAE’s progress and future development, according to HE Mohamed Abdulla Al Rumaithi, Chairman of Al Hilal Bank. 

“Al Hilal Bank offers an attractive pathway into the banking industry for local professionals who are eager to further their professional development and contribute to the knowledge-based economy and a globally competitive workforce within the UAE,” said Al Rumaithi. 

Under the Vision 2021, building a competitive knowledge economy is one of the six pillars of the National Agenda under which Emiratisation falls. Emiratisation, the name of the nationwide programme launched nearly a decade ago to effectively assimilate the UAE national workforce into the labour market, is a key priority of government, semi-government and private sector organisations in the UAE. 

"We take pride in welcoming a high calibre of Emirati professionals to Al Hilal Bank and we look forward to the added value they will bring to our organisation. Our new hiring strategy is a testament to our commitment to Emiratisation, one of the pillars of the UAE’s long term vision, and we aspire to play an active role within the community by offering a healthy and sustainable work environment for local talent,” said Alex Coelho, CEO of Al Hilal Bank.