BBK, Bahrain’s pioneer in retail and commercial banking, has announced that 20 managerial employees have embarked on a high-level Leadership Programme in cooperation with UK based business school, Ashridge Executive Education.

The Senior Leadership Training Programme was launched on the 5th of September 2018 in the presence of BBK Chief Executive Mr. Reyadh Sater and Deputy Chief Executives Mr. Mohammed Malik as well as General Manager of Human Resources & Administration Group Mr. Hassaan Burshaid. This programme includes four high level leadership modules and will be running over 8 months. Throughout the program, the participants will be working on projects that are related to the Bank’s strategies. The Agenda will also include individual leadership coaching sessions that are led by accredited coaches who will assess participants, leadership skills and design specific developmental plans to enhance each participant’s management and leadership competencies.

The initiative is aligned with the Bank’s succession planning strategy which seeks to develop its people and nurture a culture of continuous learning. The Programme has been customized for BBK in line with its Leadership Competencies Framework and incorporates the latest innovations and best practices in leadership concepts.

Commenting on the Programme’s launch, BBK Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Reyadh Sater, said: “Continuous development initiatives such as this one, in partnership with famous reputed business schools help the Bank maximize the full creative and leadership potential of our talented team while strengthening the Bank and enhancing BBK’s competitive edge.”

The Bank’s General Manager – Human Resources & Administration Group, Mr. Hassaan Burshaid added: “At BBK we believe in attracting and retaining the country’s best talent, and programmes such as these empower our employee with the skills they need to reach their full potential whilst effectively expanding the Bank’s collective skill set and further ensuring BBK’s strategic success now and in the future.”