Kuwait Finance House (KFH) AGM for Financial Control Mohammed Abdul Wahab said that the local and regional banking market are currently witnessing a fierce competition in the field of Islamic banking, which requires upgrading the skills of employees through training and scientific courses. He noted that KFH focuses on training to accomplish that objective through overcoming any obstacles that might hinder training, in addition to making the atmosphere conducive.
During the closure of a training course to prepare 50 Banking Sector employees to receive the CIB certificate, Abdul Wahab applauded the cooperation of the Banks’ Public Council and Islamic institutions, which is symbolized by the efforts of the council’s Secretary General Ezz Al-Deen Khouga, and explained that the partnership that KFH is building with the council is not limited to training only, but extends to include other fields that contribute to the mutual benefit to serve the Islamic economy.
Moreover, Khouga explained that the CIB certificate grants it holder professional accreditation in the field of offering Shariah compliant banking services, which makes it a popular certificate among many Islamic banks around the world. He stated that a test will be held at the end of this month for all the candidates, which comes after two weeks of direct training and months of self-studying according to the mechanism followed by the council.
Furthermore, the Development and Training Department Manager at KFH Emad Mirza announced that KFH has 50 candidates who work as banking supervisors and who directly interact with clients in the field of banking products and services. He noted that the certificate allows them to master Shariah compliant banking transactions.
It is worth noting that KFH contributed to training its employees this year through various training tools, such as e-learning and professional training. In addition, training opportunities increased to reach 4800 training opportunities in the fields of investment, Shariah, client service, sales skills, administration, supervision, and several other modern fields in the banking field.