Fitch learning and Banque Saudi Fransi unveil 2020 credit academy program in Saudi Arabia

The Credit Academy has three levels; a mandatory eight-day foundational training program, a Flagship five-week Credit Program for Corporate Bankers and Risk Analysts, and a Continuous Professional Development track to deliver advanced credit skills on an applied basis

  

Riyadh:  Today, Fitch Learning and Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) announced the launch of their new Credit Academy Program for 2020, which aims to deliver global best practice in credit analysis for credit professionals at all stages of their BSF careers, via a blended mix of in-house classroom and online training.

The Credit Academy has three levels; a mandatory eight-day foundational training program, a Flagship five-week Credit Program for Corporate Bankers and Risk Analysts, and a Continuous Professional Development track to deliver advanced credit skills on an applied basis.

Andreas Karaiskos, CEO of Fitch Learning, said: “I am pleased to deliver this flagship Credit Academy Program in Saudi Arabia together with BSF. Our project-led teams have worked very closely alongside BSF’s stakeholders to construct a series of learning interventions and design a program that concentrates on BSF key objectives.  The Program will ensure that the needs of BSF credit divisions are met, by using a modular learning approach to cover off BSF credit processes, documentation, competency frameworks and PDP, as well as global best practice credit concepts and case study scenarios.”

Reem Alkhamis, Head of Learning and Talent Management of BSF, commented: “We are delighted that our employees will be able to gain both accredited credit analysis skills and the international expertise needed to further their careers with us, while helping to build a credit culture that positions BSF as a market leader.”

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@thefitchgroup.com 
@FitchRatings 

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