NBAD reports robust performance in 2009

NBADUAE's top bank, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has offered 442 UAE nationals with jobs in line with its policy to provide more opportunities to the people of UAE origin. According to current figures, UAE nationals account for 36 per cent of the total workforce of the bank.

The bank has a total of 1046 UAE nationals working with it and the Emiratisation at senior management level has surged to 50 per cent. The bank has been known for its Emiratisation initiatives and provided the HRG award in February 2009 and the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council's Emiratisation Award in June 2009.

Mr. Ehab Anis Hassan, NBAD's Group Chief Human Resources Officer, added, "Bearing in mind the tough conditions faced by all financial institutions in 2009, this is a remarkable achievement. We believe it is a another confirmation of our leading position as an employer of choice in the UAE by running successful recruitment and internship programs targeting talented UAE graduates."

The bank effectively weathered the storms of financial crisis without taking any hard step like retrenchment, bonus reduction and cuts in salaries of the employees.