Saudi designer launches jewelry collection in UAE

Nadine Attar, center, posing with Mahira Abdelaziz from MBC, right, and TV personality Ola Al Farsi at the official launch.
Updated 04 June 2018
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Saudi designer launches jewelry collection in UAE

Nadine Attar of Nadine Jewellery recently launched her debut collection in the home of celebrity TV personality, Ola Al-Fares. The launch was a private sahoor with a star-studded guest list, consisting of TV presenters and personalities, such as Mahira Abdelaziz, Hind Boumchamar, Nicole Tannoury, and Sara Murad, as well as guests from Saudi Arabia who flew in for the occasion.

“Nadine Jewellery stands strong behind quality and creativity, manufacturing in Italy, the home of art and class. The brand’s inspiration stems from nature, spirituality and culture, with an aim to craft artistic pieces that reflect luxury and elegance, passed on from generations to come,” the brand said in a statement. “We personalize from our collection and create custom pieces that speak to individuals. We believe in celebrating individuality, and for that reason our creations are distinctive items that can be used in several ways, allowing us to become part of legacy,” said Attar, the designer behind her eponymous brand, Nadine Jewellery. The once banker of eight-years decided to move toward her passion in jewelry making and design after friends and family encouraged her to pursue her passion professionally. The Saudi designer exudes a classical yet contemporary vibe that translates into the quality and beauty of her masterpieces.

“When I met Nadine, I found in her a young woman full of energy, positivity and class. It’s a pleasure for me to be supporting her because she’s a true talent that reflects the ambition in all Arab women,” said Ola Al-Fares during her speech before unveiling Attar’s collection. Nadine Jewellery was a center of attraction across the red carpets of Cannes Film Festival earlier this month after being seen on Brazilian Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio, film director Maram Taibah, and Al-Fares.


SABB becomes ICAEW authorized training employer

Updated 26 June 2019
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SABB becomes ICAEW authorized training employer

The Saudi British Bank (SABB) has joined forces with Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) to become the first bank in the Kingdom to be an ICAEW authorized training employer. The partnership will help SABB attract and retain talented individuals by offering ICAEW’s ACA qualification.

The new partnership is part of the SABB’s strategy to become a best-in-class international finance organization, but most importantly by supporting the Saudi Vision 2030. By providing Saudi nationals access to internationally recognized qualifications and training, supporting development of their skills and abilities, SABB aims to help them achieve a better future that matches their qualifications and ambitions.

Matthew Pearce, chief financial officer at SABB, said: “By partnering with a world-leading accountancy and finance organization that maintains the highest professional standards, SABB is very proud to become the first bank in the Kingdom to be an authorized training employer with ICAEW. This partnership aligns with SABB’s vision and strategy to be internationally connected while developing Saudi nationals and supporting Vision 2030.”

Completing the ACA qualification enables professionals to use the title “ICAEW Chartered Accountant.” 

Michael Armstrong FCA, ICAEW regional director, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, said: “ICAEW works with employers to support the professional development of their teams. In Saudi Arabia, ICAEW works alongside the national profession to complement the important national accountancy qualification and equip finance talent with the broad range of technical knowledge and professional skills they need to make a great contribution to their organizations. 

“As an authorized training employer, SABB will be able to prepare employees for the internationally recognized ACA qualification. Throughout the world, our training partners benefit from being able to attract the best talent and develop the next generation of business leaders. Our partnership with SABB underscores its commitment to remain at the forefront of the fast-paced banking industry and contribute to the growth of Saudi Arabia’s financial services industry.”