In cooperation with the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), QNB ALAHLI celebrates the graduation of a new batch of employees of the small and medium enterprises sector for obtaining the certificate of Certified Practitioner in Small and Medium Enterprises - Level I accredited by Frankfurt School for Finance & Management
Cairo, 4th February 2023
QNB ALAHLI, one of the largest banks operating in the Egyptian market, organized a grand celebration at its headquarters where it celebrated the graduation of a new batch of employees of the small, medium and micro enterprises sector for obtaining the Certified practitioner in SMEs- Level One certificate, accredited by Frankfurt School for Finance and Management in cooperation with the Egyptian Banking Institute, the training arm of the Central Bank of Egypt, This is based on the directives of the Central Bank of Egypt to develop small and medium enterprises because of their positive role on the Egyptian economy and the necessary rehabilitation and capacity building of bank workers in the small and medium enterprises sector and to pay sufficient attention to developing training plans and developing skills and experiences of those in charge of them
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Mohamed Bedeir, CEO of QNB Al-Ahly, Dr. Abdel Aziz Nosseir, CEO of the Egyptian Banking Institute, and several leaders of the bank and the Institute of Banking
At the beginning of the celebration, Mr. Mohamed Bedeir, CEO of QNB Al-Ahli, praised the efforts made by the Egyptian Banking Institute to improve human cadres through a set of training courses that raise the level of job and professional performance of bank employees at all levels and in all their sectors, as well as the evaluation services provided by the Institute, which contribute to the selection of the best competencies to fill various jobs. He congratulated all employees who succeeded in passing the training program to obtain the Certified Practitioner for SMEs in this vital and pioneering sector, whose efficiency and ability to achieve the goals they aspire to and overcome the challenges they face are bet on to be at the forefront of the growing sectors.
Mr. Mohamed Bedeir stated that QNB ALAHLI attaches great importance and great care to the human element, which is considered the resource and the real wealth enjoyed by the bank, explaining that refining and developing the skills of employees is an integral part of the bank's strategy so that the bank's employees are at the highest levels of readiness and readiness in the labor market as required by the requirements and conditions of work.
He Emphasized that SME sector is one of the most important sectors that affect the achievement of the bank's plans and objectives, so our bank has been keen to train and develop the skills and expertise of those in charge of it in cooperation with the Egyptian Banking Institute, which helped our bank to achieve the directives of the Central Bank of Egypt in increasing the allocated percentage of the loan portfolio and facilities directed to small and medium enterprises to exceed the target percentage, which we succeeded in achieving and exceeding by 26.5% in addition to achieving 10.03% of the small enterprise portfolio,".
In this context, Dr. Abdel Aziz Nosseir, Executive Director of the Egyptian Banking Institute, expressed his great happiness with this cooperation, pointing out that the Frankfurt certificate gives trainees accredited experience in financing small and medium enterprises, as it is designed to provide professional training for those in charge of meeting the financial needs of owners of small and medium enterprises in banks, and added: Nearly 600 trainees have graduated from various banks since the launch of the certificate in 2020 until now.
Dr. Nosseir stressed on the importance of training and bringing international expertise to create banking cadres capable of providing distinguished banking service. He added: "The Institute has paid attention to this promising sector specifically because of its great economic importance, as the Small and Medium Enterprises Department implements many activities aimed at providing technical support services to banks in the field of preparing studies, human and technical cadres necessary to provide banking services to small and medium enterprises. In addition to designing and implementing training programs for the owners of these projects to raise their awareness to deal effectively with banks, as well as implementing several study tours for some countries that have successful experiences in this field.