Al Salam Bank-Bahrain (Al Salam Bank), a leading regional Islamic bank and provider of a comprehensive range of innovative and unique Shari’a-compliant financial products and services, recently held its annual Town Hall event virtually in order to share the Bank’s key milestones and success stories with its employees, as well as to provide more insight into the Bank’s strategic initiatives and direction for 2021 and beyond. Inspired by the events that transpired in 2020 in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the theme of the Al Salam Bank Town Hall was ‘Self-Reflection & Mindfulness’ where employees were encouraged to bring their shared experiences to the present.
Attended by over 300 employees, Mr. Rafik Nayed, Group Chief Executive Officer of Al Salam Bank hosted the event, which included key briefings by Anwar Mohammed Murad, Deputy CEO, Banking Division, Muna Al Balooshi, Head of Human Resources and Administration, and Mahmood Qannati, Head of Marketing & Communications.
In his introduction, Mr. Nayed said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your unwavering efforts and hard work, and to take a moment to appreciate how far we have come. We have been incredibly successful in implementing and rolling out our 2018 strategy for the past three years and, despite the impact of COVID-19, we have maintained steady progress achieving key milestones and success stories in 2020 alone.”
Encouraging the employees of the Bank to continue to build upon their combined efforts while highlighting key focus areas for 2021 and beyond, the Group CEO added, “We have successfully increased our capital allocation to core banking activities in addition to significantly improving our corporate governance systems and processes across the board, achieving both increased efficiency and streamlining our internal and external processes through the integration of strategic optimization initiatives.”