KARACHI: Bank Alfalah signed an agreement with the Institute of Bankers, Pakistan (IBP) – one of the leading training institutions for the banking industry in Pakistan – for building capacity of the Bank’s human resources. Under the partnership, key learning initiatives will jointly be launched by IBP and Bank AlFalah. This first-of-its-kind arrangement between a Bank and IBP will offer special programmes designed for different branch banking positions.
Speaking on the occasion, Atif Bajwa, President and CEO of Bank Alfalah said that Bank Alfalah recognizes the importance of developing human capital by attracting, training and retaining best talent. Our partnership with IBP will enable Bank Alfalah to gain leadership in fostering talent and develop high quality bankers for the industry.â€
Haroon Rasheed, CEO of IBP appreciated Bank Alfalah’s focus on developing its people and fast becoming a learning ground for young bankers. He said that it was imperative to improve the quality of bankers in Pakistan and that training and development had been recognized as a key challenge by the State Bank of Pakistan. At IBP, we strive to provide quality capacity building opportunities for the banking industry in Pakistan. It is essential for banks to invest in enhancing the knowledge base and skills of their people he said.
Awards and shields were distributed among the employees who had completed different trainings, conducted by IBP. The senior management of Bank Alfalah and the Institute of Bankers were present at the signing ceremony.
Bank Alfalah focuses on providing learning and development opportunities to nurture talent. Almost 700 learning programmes catering to 8,400 employees were offered by the Bank last year. Nearly 100 Bank Alfalah employees, participated in various courses offered by IBP while over 300 employees, the highest number among all banks in Pakistan, took the IBP’s Superior Qualification (ISQ) test in 2014, says a release.
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