The BIBF and Alba join hands to empower Bahrain’s workforce through strategic training partnership
Wednesday, 12 April 2023
The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), the leading training and development provider in the region, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aluminium Bahrain BSC (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China, to explore areas of collaboration and ongoing training opportunities.
Under the terms of the agreement, the BIBF will provide training to Alba staff in diverse business domains such as Accounting, Finance, Design Thinking, Project Management, Procurement, and Supply Chain amongst other topics.
Commenting on the collaboration, the BIBF’s Director, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh, expressed his pleasure in collaborating with Alba and said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Alba, one of Bahrain’s leading industrial companies, and offer our expertise in training and development. The MoU will enable us to share knowledge and resources, while providing training to enhance the skills of Alba employees.”
He further added, “This partnership aligns with the BIBF’s mission to support the development of human capital in Bahrain’s key industries, and we look forward to working closely with Alba to design tailored training programmes that cater to their specific requirements and enhance the skills of their workforce.”
On his part, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ali Al Baqali, said, “Training is the essence of our people’s transformation. Being one of Bahrain’s flagship assets comes with a greater social responsibility towards our national employees and the local community at large. Our partnership with BIBF supports the Company’s ESG Roadmap’s priorities.
He added: “This MoU is an example of the continuous collaboration between Bahrain’s industrial and educational sectors as it supports the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its aspirations for more specialised and competitive competences in the labour market.”
The BIBF remains committed to supporting the development of human capital in Bahrain’s key industries and creating more specialised and competitive competencies in the labor market.