Impressive turnout at the CBI Open Day for National recruitment
Sunday, November 17, 2013

CBI Head of HR Ms Zainab Noureldini with members of the HR and business units
CBI Head of HR Ms Zainab Noureldini with members of the HR and business units

Commercial Bank International (CBI) hosted a successful Open Day for UAE national’s recruitment on the 13th and 14th of November held in Jumairah Emirates Towers. The event witnessed huge interest by young UAE Nationals. The recruitment drive was a success, leading to the employment of many Emiratis in an array of roles covering the spectrum of CBI’s banking business, branches and operations. The initiative is supported by TANMIA, the National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority.

Reflecting its commitment to Emiratisation and as part of the National Development Programme, CBI organized an interview process for UAE candidates with senior management led by the CEO, Kris Babicci. The Open Day focused on the idea of, “Walk in with a dream, Walk out with a Career,” which resulted in many Emiratis being interviewed and selected.

Inspired by CBI’s structured career growth plan and expanding network, a strong turnout was observed, as more than 200 Nationals gathered in Emirates Towers with a dream of pursuing a successful and rewarding career with the rapidly growing Bank. Interviewees ranged from fresh graduates to highly qualified and experienced individuals from within the financial sector.

Kris Babicci, Chief Executive Officer at CBI said: “The objective of the CBI Open Day was to attract talented UAE Nationals looking for challenging and stimulating careers in banking and I believe we found many high achieving Emiratis, who will personally and professionally grow with CBI.”

Zainab Noureldini, Head of Human Resources said: “We are always looking for Emiratis that are keen to contribute to the growth of the UAE. Through organizing this Open Day, we seek to find the best UAE talents and have them meet our senior management directly.”

In May 2013, CBI was awarded as the “Employer of the Year” by the Higher Colleges of Technology. Today, most of CBI’s branch managers are UAE Nationals. Besides its national recruitment and development program, CBI is also an active participant in career fairs. CBI has entered a number of strategic alliances with various UAE based organizations, universities, and colleges across the country, such as TANMIA, Zayed University, and the Higher Colleges of Technology.



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Anna Theresa Langford
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