Kuwait Finance House (KFH) has launched a training program to qualify and train future leaders in the field of technology, digital banking, products and technical developments in Fintech. This program is in line with KFH's future orientations, reflects its interests and many successes in this respect and serves its plans and strategies to promote digitization in all its activities.
The trainees were selected from among the most distinguished Kuwaitis and the first graduates who have Technology degree.
With the participation of 11 outstanding young Kuwaitis, the program is the first of its kind in the banking sector in the GCC and the Middle East. It is also part of the "Forsa" project, which includes more than 30 training programs and workshops on the use of information technology in the banking sector and its latest developments, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, banking robotics and others. The two-year program also includes field visits to the world's Tech giants, such as Google, Amazon and Oracle in the Silicon Valley, US, as well as 10-day visits to laboratories of the largest American universities in digital transformation studies such as Berkeley University in California.
The program includes field training in KFH's departments and subsidiaries, such as the award winning bank, KFH-Turkey which has gone a long way in developing many tech innovations, products and services. The trainees will also visit global companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, Tesla, Apple and other world renowned leading brands in the field of technology and electronic services.
Group Chief Human Resources officer at KFH, Frederick Carstens, said that KFH is keen to train and develop its employees, especially the young Kuwaiti talents through such a program which is designed to suit the digital transformation phase that KFH is going through.
He explained that the strategic objective of such KFH training programs is to raise the employees` level of performance to keep up with international standards and provide them with the expertise, skills and knowledge regarding the advanced banking system, adding that these programs enrich the experience of the employee, and raise the leadership spirit of the young Kuwaiti.