|07 December, 2019

Banque Saudi Fransi partners with Fitch Learning to launch the Banker Associate Program in Saudi Arabia designed to develop future leaders of the bank

This dynamic 12-month learning initiative is designed to enable the firm's banking associates to accelerate their careers by gaining the right mix of business knowledge, entrepreneurial insight and financial skills to be recognized as future leaders in the company

Riyadh:  Fitch Learning is pleased to announce the launch of its flagship International Banker Associate Program (BAP) for Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF). This dynamic 12-month learning initiative is designed to enable the firm’s banking associates to accelerate their careers by gaining the right mix of business knowledge, entrepreneurial insight and financial skills to be recognized as future leaders in the company. 

Over the past few years, BSF has demonstrated a sustainable pattern of growth that has established its current financial strength and leadership in the Saudi market, and positioned the Bank as a modern and dynamic institution fully geared to meet the opportunities of the future. The program further demonstrates its commitment to supporting ongoing Saudi Government economic reform programs and its developmental efforts to strengthen the economy by enhancing opportunities in the communities in which it operates.

Commenting on the BAP program, Andreas Karaiskos, CEO of Fitch Learning, said: “This strategic initiative has been designed to deliver an immersive and challenging learning and development solution. We will provide a range of Fitch Group resources including technical, professional and leadership skills required for working in today’s fast-moving international banking arena. The BAP combines proven learning methods, hands-on tools and mentoring opportunities that can be immediately deployed in complex business scenarios in KSA and across the region.”

Reem Alkhamis, Head of Learning and Talent Management of BSF, observed: “I am pleased to work with Fitch Learning to establish this flagship program for BSF. Only the most suitable candidates who aspire to grow their careers in the banking industry in the KSA in line with BSF’s mission and values have been selected for this program, so I am sure that they will all play a very active role in contributing to BSF’s leadership and talent pool in the future.”

Media Relations:
Louisa Williams, Fitch Group, London, Tel: +44 20 350 2452 Email: louisa.williams@thefitchgroup.com
Ammaarah Hafezi, Fitch Group, London, Tel: +44 203 530 1137 Email: ammaarah.hafezi@thefitchgroup.com
Paul Ross, Head of Group Marketing & Customer Experience, Banque Saudi Fransi, Tel:  +966112890000
Email: Pross@alfransi.com.sa

About Fitch Learning
Fitch Learning is part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries.  Fitch Learning partners with its clients to deepen knowledge develop skills and enhance conduct by delivering positive business outcomes. With centers in established financial hubs including London, New York, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong; it is committed to understanding complex client needs across fast paced Financial Markets globally.

About Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF)
Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) is a Saudi Arabian Joint Stock Company established in 1977. BSF offers financial services in Corporate Banking and Retail Banking including Islamic banking in accordance with the Islamic Shari’ah principles. The bank also provides investment banking, asset management and investment funds, in addition to providing brokerage services through subsidiary Saudi Fransi Capital.

Louisa Williams
Director, Corporate Communications
FitchRatings
T: +44 (0) 20 3530 2452
louisa.williams@fitchratings.com 
@FitchRatings

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