ABU DHABI, 22nd March, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, today attended the graduation of 174 students from the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
During the ceremony, Sheikh Mansour congratulated the new batch of EIBFS graduates and wished them success in their future endeavours, highlighting the key role of the Emirati banking sector in supporting the national economy, ensuring the process of sustainable development, and achieving Emiratisation objectives.
Sheikh Mansour also highlighted the importance of the private sector, being a key strategic sector that offers major opportunities for graduates. He noted that their engagement in the private sector will ensure the participation of national cadres in the labour market and support federal and local efforts to raise Emiratisation rates.
He then pointed out the keenness of the UAE leadership to prepare a promising generation of qualified students who are capable of tackling future challenges, and supply the country with well-prepared nationals who drive comprehensive development.
The graduation ceremony was also attended by Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Khaled Mohammed Balama, Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE, Faris Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Advisor at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, and several heads of national banks.
During the ceremony, 154 graduates, of which 80 are Emiratis, received their bachelor’s degrees and diplomas in banking, finance, accounting and Islamic banking, in addition to 20 male and female graduates from the Executive Leadership Programme, organised in cooperation with the Saïd Business School at Oxford University.
On the occasion, Mohamed Al Abbar, Founder and Managing Director of Emaar Properties, delivered a speech highlighting the stages of his career and urged the graduates to continue their hard work, to benefit their country and serve their community.