Kuwait: NBK Concludes Training Program for KOC Employees17.10.2018
Through Group Human Resources and in cooperation with Foreign Corporate, Oil and Trade Finance Group, , the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) concluded a training program held for employees of the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to introduce them to the operations of the various departments at NBK and develop their technical skills.
The training program lasted for four weeks and covered several sectors which included an introduction to the services provided by the Bank to its foreign clients, commercial financing, treasury, operations, project financing, syndicated loans, risk management, letters of guarantees and other forms of credit, in addition to anti-money laundering.
"NBK is focused on promoting the culture of banking among those working in the oil sector by introducing to the banking processes and operations, ultimately giving a clear vision of the banking information that they may require during the implementation of their work," said Emad Ahmed Al-Ablani, General Manager – Group Human Resources, National Bank of Kuwait.
Al-Ablani highlighted the significance of the training program and its content, which contributes to increasing the knowledge of employees who work in sectors that need to deal and complete transactions with the banking sector. He added that the program covered both theoretical and practical training in order to develop the capabilities and skills of the human capital in the oil sector.
He stressed on the importance given by NBK to the training of national human resources, as it comes as part of its corporate social responsibility and is an element of pride as NBK ranks one of the largest companies in the private sector in Kuwait to invest in national competencies.
On the other hand, Mr. Pradeep Handa, General Manager of Foreign Corporate, Oil and Trade Finance Group, National Bank of Kuwait, said, “We are pleased to conclude the training program for employees of KPC and its subsidiaries. NBK has a strong commitment to the oil and gas sector, supporting its strategy to realize its 2014 vision.”
NBK's training initiatives deliver on its vision to invest in the human capital by allocating a team of leading banking professionals to share their expertise and experience to promising talents. The Bank holds these initiatives annually, in line with its aim to uphold its commitment to corporate social responsibility and its belief that such programs have an effective impact and serve the community and the individuals they target. NBK’s programs continue to reflect the leadership role it has undertaken for decades in the local sector.
Kuwait: NBK Participates in KFAS’ Fifth “Innovation Challenge”12.01.2019
The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) took part once again in the fifth “Innovation Challenge” program that is organized by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) in collaboration with the Executive Education Center at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Launched in 2015 by KFAS, the four-month program aims to develop the innovative skills of the private sector’s human capital to enhance the culture of innovation and increase knowledge which in turn will contribute to transforming Kuwait's economy into a knowledge-driven economy.
Emad Al-Ablani, General Manager, Human Resources Group, National Bank of Kuwait, said: “Our participation in the Innovation Challenge stems from the Bank’s firm belief in the importance of innovation and the continued skill development to reinforce NBK’s leading position and in every sector at a regional level.”
Al-Ablani added that the Innovation Challenge program acts as an incubator where employees are stimulated to innovate. NBK has nominated a group of young Kuwaitis who will work together for four months on the development of innovative solutions in response to the challenge presented by this year’s program and in line with the Bank’s business nature.
Al-Ablani further praised the role of KFAS in promoting investments in technology and innovation by benchmarking to global experiences and benefiting from leading professional and academic expertise from around the world.
He added: “Holding the program for the fifth year in a row reflects the success and effectiveness of the program in keeping pace with the rapid advancements in digital transformation and in contributing to the development of innovative solutions away from the traditional tools which limit growth prospects in everyday business in the private sector.
Kuwait: NBK Specialized Hospital for Children Hosts Delegation from King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam08.01.2019
A delegation from the King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam was hosted at the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) Specialized Hospital for Children in a tour of the design of the building dedicated to the Stem Cell Transplant Unit.
The delegation comprised Engineer Ahmad Al Moussa, Head of the Planning and Equipment Department at King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Ms. Fatima Al Sihati, Nursing Services Officer and Orders Coordinator, and Engineer Bilal Al Shaaban, representing Malifesto International for Hospitals Equipment.
As part of the tour, Maitham Hussain, Director of the NBK Specialized Hospital for Children, gave a detailed presentation of the development phases of the Stem Cell Transplant Unit’s building, its operational processes which adopt international features and standards, and the various aspects of the building designed to cater to the requirements of daily operations of various divisions. He highlighted that the Hospital has a mission to serve patients and its building design places the needs of patients at the core of its facilities.
On their part, the delegation from the King Fahad Specialist Hospital praised the advanced technologies that have been adopted in the design of the building and optimal usage of spaces and service areas to ease the movement between the facilities.
The delegation also commended the respect of the environment and climate in the design, taking into consideration the direction of the sun and wind which affects the operations of the building and equipment specifically in Kuwait’s unique climate.
NBK Specialized Hospital for Children inaugurated its Stem Cell Transplant Unit in May 2017. The Unit is divided into outpatient clinics, a blood transfusions division, wards for day care and chemotherapy, a division dedicated to the Blood Bank, in addition to the stem cell transplant ward. The Unit entered into operations in phases to guarantee quality standards in cancer care and stem cell transplant.
The Stem Cell Transplant Unit is the first unit in Kuwait for stem cell transplant dedicated for children under the age of 16 years, and is the largest initiative of its kind in the local private sector.
Kuwait: Executive Management of NBK Meets with the National Union of Kuwaiti Students – USA06.01.2019
With a growing commitment to the youth of Kuwait, offering its support within the banking sector and beyond, the Executive Management of the National Bank of Kuwait recently hosted a luncheon for members of the National Union of Kuwait Students (NUKS) - USA Branch and Kuwaiti students who are studying abroad.
The luncheon held discussions with the NUKS - USA members and Kuwaiti students about their banking needs that the Bank can provide to support their studying experience outside of Kuwait.
NBK presented the products and services it has carefully developed to cater to the unique and fast-paced lifestyles of the younger generation, and especially when living outside their home country.
The Bank also discussed the latest introduced updates to enhance NBK Mobile Banking App, ensuring the highest technological standards and features that allow customers to manage their accounts and complete transactions easily.
Speaking of the fruitful luncheon, Mohammed Al Othman, General Manager of Consumer Banking Group, National Bank of Kuwait said, “NBK places significant importance to serving the youth and we are glad to have had the opportunity to meet with the NUKS members and Kuwaiti students studying abroad.
NBK always listens to students and the younger generation to ensure we tailor products that meet their banking needs.”
Al Othman added, “NBK provides many easily accessible services to the youth in addition to holding activities and campaigns all year long to offer them promotions and rewards.
The Bank also offers services that ease their banking experience when traveling or living abroad, all available in 15 international branches and through toll free numbers available for customers to connect with the Bank while traveling.”
Customers can connect for free with NBK through the toll free numbers available in nine countries.
The numbers are available in the most popular travel destinations: UAE, USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Turkey, Italy and Spain.
The Bank launched new services on the NBK Mobile Banking Application, introducing e-payments through which customers can make hassle-free electronic payments anytime, anywhere and for service providers in Commercial Liabilities, telecom and entertainment.
The bank recently launched also on its Mobile Banking Application the NBK Quick Pay service which is a fast and easy way to receive money, pay bills and transfer due amounts to friends, anytime and anywhere, even on weekends and official holidays.