Al Baraka Banking Group Organizes a Big Celebration in Honor of the Heads of its Units around the World

On the sidelines of the 16th Strategy Meeting which was held in the Kingdom of Bahrain during the period from 3 - 5 December 2013, Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C (ABG) organized a big celebration to honor the CEOs and general managers of its subsidiary banking units with long service on Thursday evening at the Convention Centre, Diplomat Hotel.  HE Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, Chairman of Al Baraka Banking Group delivered the honored certificates and souvenirs to the honorees in the presence of a number of members of the Board of Directors of the Group and the President and Chief Executive Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif, and a number of officials in the Group in addition to the invitees.

The following gentlemen were honored for their long service:  Mr. Musa Shihadeh, Vice Chairman and CEO of Jordan Islamic Bank  (30 years), Mr. Fraj Zaag, Board Member and General Manager of Al Baraka Bank Tunisia (20 years), Mr. Ashraf El Ghamrawi, Vice Chairman and CEO of Al Baraka Bank Egypt (20 years), Mr. Shafqaat Ahmed, Board Member and CEO of Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Limited (20 years), Mr. Mohammed Seddik Hafid, Board Member and General Manager of Al Baraka Bank Algeria (20 years ), Mr. Fahrettin Yasi, Board Member and General Manager of Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank (10 years) and Mr. Abdulla Khairy Hamid, General Manager of Al Baraka Bank Sudan (10 years).

The honoring comes in the framework of the policies and directives of the Board of Directors of Al Baraka Banking Group to embody the ethical principles, objectives and foundations established by the underlying business model of Group, which is based on the human element of being a cornerstone of its success, and the Group is very keen  to entrench this view in all its practices and policies .

His Excellency Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Group then chaired a press conference, where he reviewed this important and distinguished event in the history of the Group. He also highlighted the results and achievements of the Group during the last months, and growth and expansion plans during the next phase.

HE Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel said that one of the major advantages of such honoring is the assertion that Al Baraka Banking Group highly appreciates the outstanding achievements and contributions of its employees, especially those who have served its noble objectives for many years and continued their giving and contributions to the successes both in times of natural or critical or even when they exposed to the temptations of the market. This honoring sends very positive message for each of their successors or expected to come after them that the Group compensate who made the outstanding achievements with a spirit of dedication and loyalty for long period with appreciation and gratitude, which will have the greatest impact on retention of them, and will lead them to continued giving at the same current pace and might be better.

For his part, Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif said that the honoring ceremony today is different from any former honoring we have done, because it embodies one of the most important strengths of Al Baraka Banking Group, namely the global spread of the Group which involves  many pros, perhaps the most important is our ability to attract the finest cadres with strong ethical loyalty and rich and varied banking and financial experiences across all countries in which we work. We were able then to devote these experiences to support our coordinated business strategies and supported by our strong financial and technological resources, so to crown by all of this our giant edifice banking Group, which we celebrate today one of its successes represented in this  impressive and unprecedented ceremony regionally and globally.

Both HE Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, Chairman of Al Baraka Banking Group and Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif, President and Chief Executive of the Group expressed their sincere thanks and appreciation for the honored chief executives and general managers of the Group's units, and wished them to continue the excellent work they have done throughout their service in Group, which has had the greatest impact in the remarkable successes and sustainable growth achieved by the Group since its inception.

They both expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Central Bank of Bahrain and the Bahrain Bourse for their continued support of Al Baraka Banking Group since its inception, and the great efforts that have been made to support the success of the strategy meeting and press conference of the Group.
















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