Al Salam Bank holds annual Town Hall
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Al Salam Bank-Bahrain (Al Salam Bank) announced holding its annual Town Hall event virtually to share key milestones and success stories, and 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’.
Attended by over 300 employees, Rafik Nayed, Group Chief Executive Officer of Al Salam Bank hosted the event, which included 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.
Nayed said, “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.” Anwar Mohammed Murad, Deputy CEO went on to highlight the bank’s achievements in 2020.
He said, “The new normal in a post-COVID-19 world is contactless and seamless interactions, and our main strategy will be to expand our retail and corporate customer base by accelerating digital roll-outs.” Wrapping up the event, Nayed announced more than 50 employee awards across multiple categories to honour employees who had gone over and above in their roles, stating, “2020 has been a year of challenges and a year of change.
We have all had to learn quickly new ways of working, adapting to working from home with plenty of distractions. It has been a test of our levels of patience but also a chance for reflection and to learn more about ourselves.”
Anwar Mohammed Murad and Rafik Nayed