Arab Financial Services (AFS), a leading digital payment solutions provider, has been recognised and honoured for its workforce nationalisation efforts in Bahrain.
The honouring took place at an event recently on the sidelines of the GCC ministerial meetings hosted by Saudi Arabia. AFS was the only financial institution from Bahrain to receive this honour, as a committed employer of Bahraini talent.
Samer Soliman, AFS CEO, said: “This is a tremendous honour for AFS and reflects the importance we place on recruiting and nurturing local talent. Our employees are the most important drivers of the organisation’s growth and innovation, and this award provides validation of our best practice in all areas of Employee Development.
19 leading firms
The Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD), Eng Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, honoured 19 leading companies in the fields of labour and development across the GCC states, at the event. Receiving the award on behalf of AFS was Zainab Ali, Senior Human Resources Officer.
With 70% Bahrainisation across its Bahrain operations, AFS is committed to its national workforce investment while offering exciting career opportunities both locally and regionally.
Most recently, AFS successfully concluded its inaugural Summer Internship Programme: AFS iSuites. The programme, which trained promising, primarily Bahraini, students from local, regional, and global academic institutions, is a testament to AFS’s commitment to supporting youth by developing their professional and technical skills.
The internship programme focused on giving students with a range of academic specialisations a strong payments technology knowledge-based foundation that will serve them well in future.-- TradeArabia News Service