Aafaq Islamic Finance, the leading institution in the financial sector offering Sharia-compliant financial products and services across the UAE and the region signs with PwC’s Academy, the talent and skills development business of PwC Middle East, to deliver a Change Management Training Program. This collaboration is in line with Aafaq’s newly redefined vision, mission and strategy aiming to become the UAE’s favorite destination for digital Islamic Financing.

The Leadership development programme, customized for the Aafaq Management team will be delivered by PwC industry experts and training veterans. 3 modules, delivered over 2 months will prepare the participants to lead the internal transformation process at Aafaq.

Commenting on this collaboration, Hessa Al Ghurair, Chief Human Capital Officer at Aafaq said: “Leaders are change makers, and because our employees are our greatest asset, it is vital for Aafaq to invest in upskilling their talents as they lead the way towards growth and success. Change in any organization is not easy and to adapt to it we need to equip ourselves with the right tools and to change the way we think and operate on a daily basis.”

Amanda Line, PwC Partner and PwC Academy Leader said: “The role of leaders has changed massively in the past decade of transformation. By helping their leaders embrace a change mindset, our clients are empowering the growth agenda across their respective organisations. We are pleased to be a part of this strategic transformation journey of Aafaq and look forward to our continued collaboration.”

This Change Management Training will give Aafaq’s management team a great opportunity to develop personal and professional skills and to adapt to changes enabling future growth. They will also be equipped with the right tools to remain change-ready and guide other staff through period of change.

About Aafaq Islamic Finance

Aafaq Islamic Finance PJSC was established in the year 2006, and it provides a wide range of high-quality, Sharia-compliant banking products and services to companies and individuals. It is unique as one of the financing companies that enjoys complete independence in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, the "Aafaq Islamic Finance" strategy focuses on exploring opportunities within various business sectors, and works to achieve the highest levels of happiness for its customers, including shareholders, consumers, employees, strategic partners and community members.

"Aafaq Islamic Finance" depends on the strength of its strategic partnerships with the leading authorities and institutions in the United Arab Emirates, including the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Dubai Economy, Emaratek, Trakhees, First Abu Dhabi Bank, in addition to "Tasheel" and "Amer" and many more business centers and individuals. "Aafaq" provides the clients of these bodies and institutions with various services, such as e-dirham, work guarantees, wage protection system, payment services for Dubai Economy, mobilizing Noqodi balances and others, in addition to a wide range of financing solutions and smart payment solutions for companies and individuals.

To learn more about Aafaq Islamic Finance, please visit the website www.aafaq.ae

About PwC’s Academy

PwC’s Academy is the talent and skills development business of PwC. We are committed to supporting the sustainable growth of talent across the region. We operate across the Middle East and are part of a growing network of PwC Academies present in over 40 countries worldwide.

For further information on PwC Academy, please contact Priyam.mahajan@pwc.com or visit www.pwcacademy-me.com