NBB joins Bahrain Fintech Bay’s talent programme
Thursday, 05 30 2019, Category: Banking, Country: Bahrain
National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) announced its participation in Bahrain Fintech Bay’s National Fintech Talent Program (FTP) as part of its ongoing commitment to digital advancement and human capital development.
NBB is among the founding partners of Bahrain Fintech Bay and is actively involving its management and staff in initiatives being rolled out to support the growth and acceleration of the kingdom’s fintech ecosystem including demand for well-trained talent.
The inaugural FinTech Talent Program, which is also supported by the Tamkeen ‘Labor Fund’, focuses on ensuring Bahrainis master the skills and knowledge needed to capitalise on new opportunities being created by fintech disruption, said a company statement.
It has been developed in partnership with global experts in finance and technology, including Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and international blockchain and artificial intelligence academies.
The program consists of a six-month internship, where participating candidates will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from within partner organisations of Bahrain FinTech Bay. Through its participation in the program, NBB has already selected and engaged with an intern who has joined the Bank’s IT department, where they will work within a team environment learning how to devise new and innovative fintech solutions.
Dana Buheji, chief human resources officer at NBB, said: “We are delighted to take a leading role in supporting human capital development in this critical area through our participation in the FinTech Talent Program, the first of many initiatives we aim to undertake with Bahrain Fintech Bay.”
Source: Trade Arabia