Dar Al-Hekma students receive Qimam award

The students were shortlisted among the 50 fellows out of 13,000 applicants.
Updated 04 August 2018
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Dar Al-Hekma students receive Qimam award

Three students from Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah have been selected for the Qimam Fellowship Program, which empowers high-potential university students in the Kingdom.

Nouf Hassan Al-Malki, Rawan Al-Marwani Al-Juhani and Lamia Al-Otaibi were among 50 students chosen from 13,000 applicants. The program selects students from all specializations at local universities based on three criteria: excellence, initiative and social responsibility.

The three young women were honored during a special ceremony and presented with the Qimam medal for promising leaders in recognition of their outstanding performance. The students’ profiles will be shared with leading human resources executives in the Kingdom to broaden their career opportunities.

They also had 12 days of  in-person intensive training and mentorship in Riyadh by executives and accomplished professionals from leading companies such as the Saudi Telecom Company and Bab Rizq Jameel, in addition to attending workshops  building a successful career in the area of their choice.

The Qimam Fellowship Program, launched last June, aims to identify, develop and empower the most promising and distinguished university students in and from the Kingdom to reach their full potential. 

It is supported by 14 leading national and international companies from the public and private sectors and provides the selected students with one-on-one mentoring from senior corporate leaders, leadership training by professionals from renowned companies, visits to the Saudi Arabian offices of leading national and international companies and, membership of the Qimam Alumni Network.

More than 50 leading executives from both sectors have volunteered to provide one-on-one mentoring and help students to build a successful career.


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.”