KIB welcomes host of fresh talent to support its expansive strategic plans 

As part of its efforts to optimize human capital potential

Feras Al Darmi

Feras Al Darmi

Kuwait: In continuation of its effort to attract and retain young national talent as a core component of its strategic plans, KIB recently announced the appointment of a new group of high-caliber banking professionals across its organization. This comes as part of the Bank’s efforts to develop its organization and strengthen the overall business performance across departments, by infusing young talent and fresh industry perspective to optimize KIB’s ability to deliver on its expansive strategic plans.

KIB’s new recruitment push comes in line with the Bank's vision to strengthen and innovate its banking services whilst providing customers an unprecedented and unique experience, with that at their forefront, it requires a tech-savvy team with the digital know-how that is capable of developing the Bank’s technological base and digital applications, in order to meet the needs of a more digitally-sophisticated generation with dynamic needs and ever-higher expectations.

On this occasion, Feras Aldarmi, Deputy General Manager of the Human Resources Department at KIB, said: “KIB has been a trusted and well-respected banking partner throughout the years, owing to its long-standing and record in the Islamic banking market. This means the Bank is able to attract competent and ambitious talents looking to build a long-term career in banking. We are proud of the new competencies who have recently joined our team, particularly in the Retail Banking Department, which plays a critical role in delivering next-level banking services and products to customers, as well as bringing overall performance up to the highest industry standards."

Aldarmi further added: "At KIB, we believe that each team member plays a complementary role in achieving the Bank's vision and strategic plans, which is why the strategy of our Human Resources Department is focused on developing and strengthening the Bank's most valuable asset: its human capital. Moreover, the Bank is constantly looking to scout the right candidates for positions that fit their expertise, thus ensuring they live up to their full potential, in addition to contributing to the Bank's business objectives."

Concluding his statement, Aldarmi noted: “We are working tirelessly across the Bank to build a strong operational infrastructure and set in place solid foundations, in order to deliver the best digital banking services, products and tools in addition to a seamless, simplified banking experience to customers.” He added: “Our aim is to carve out a banking niche in the market, therefore we are striving to build a high-performing team that we can reliably entrust with this mission. That is way we have invested a lot of effort towards building a strong internal culture that promotes and nurtures personal and team growth. We are also always looking to attract and retain the best local talent by providing opportunities for career growth and continuous personal development, as well as offering training courses and other benefits to improve overall employee satisfaction, boost motivation and promote career stability and cooperation among team members.”

It serves to note that KIB's Human Resources Department seeks to attract young national talent by providing them with suitable employment opportunities, in addition to rotating competent staff to ensure a continued career development of employees in across all the Bank's departments. The Department has also been moving towards a policy of Kuwaitizing senior management positions by increasing its national employment rate to 73.14% as part of its commitment to support Kuwaitization in banking sector in line vision of the Central Bank of Kuwait.

About KIB

Kuwait International Bank (KIB) is a bank that operates according to the Islamic Shari’ah, based in the State of Kuwait. Incorporated in 1973, and originally known as Kuwait Real Estate Bank, KIB made the transition to its current Islamic operating model in 2007. In 2018, KIB embarked on a new phase of its journey full of innovation and development. As part of its new strategic direction, the Bank focuses on offering a next-level customer experience under the slogan: “Bank for Life”. 

Through a network of branches spread across the State of Kuwait, KIB offers a broad range of banking products and services, as well as innovative digital banking solutions in line with international best standards. As part of its duty towards the community, the Bank also encompasses a leading social responsibility program that aims at positively impacting all members of the community through a wide range of impactful initiatives and activities.

Today, KIB has taken concrete steps in implementing its new strategic objectives. The Bank has cemented its role as a key player in the local banking industry and has continued to maintain its strong financial performance; enabling it to be globally recognized for its strong credit rating and financial position.

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