Dubai-UAE: The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) hosted an orientation session for the leaders who will be attending the Oxford Leadership Development Program at Said Business School, Oxford University in the United Kingdom. 

The 8-day residential program was designed by EIBFS and Oxford University to train and develop outstanding leaders in the financial services industry from the Middle-East Region through three overarching themes: fundamental for effective leadership; mind of a strategist, leading self and others, along with industry disruption as a core theme throughout the program. 

EIBFS has once again partnered with the Banking Institute for Banking and Finance in Bahrain. It will be sending another cohort of 38 leaders such as CEO’s, Directors and Heads of Departments to attend this thought-provoking program from Banking and Insurance sector, giving them a holistic development experience and helping them as well-rounded, effective leaders. 

Participants of the leadership program will be from the UAE and Bahrain based supervisory authority and financial institutions. From the UAE we will have leaders attending from the Central Bank of the UAE, Commercial Bank Dubai, Commercial Bank International, Daman Insurance, Emirates Islamic, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC, and Standard Chartered Bank. For the first time we will be welcoming executive leaders from National Bank of Bahrain, National Bank of Kuwait, Bahrain Islamic Bank, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, GFH Financial Group B.S.C and Credimax from Bahrain.

EIBFS aims to expand partnership with Said Business School in the upcoming year. We offer a 3-day blended learning program called Data Based Decision Making for Managers which involves understanding processes for analyzing and visualizing data, learning key analytics techniques, and using the data for effective decision making in order to sustain competitive advantage for their organization. Currently the EIBFS team is in the process of developing more customized programs with Said Business School and look forward to announcing these in the near future. 



The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) was founded in 1983. As a leading independent training center, it offers world-class education, training and allied services in the critical areas of banking and finance. Based in the UAE, EIBFS currently has three campuses for education and training services located in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The Institute has made substantial contributions to the careers of thousands of students and working professionals in the financial services sector. EIBFS is also a strong supporter of Emiratization and has launched various initiatives that have greatly helped to promote the careers of Emiratis. All academic programs offered by EIBFS are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Students who have successfully completed these programs have found productive employment at various levels in banks and financial institutions in the UAE and around the world.

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